Funding for this research was provided by:
Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (B 8606.R02)
Received: 8 May 2020
Accepted: 18 October 2020
First Online: 23 October 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the University of Malawi’s College of Medicine Research and Ethics Committee (COMREC) with registration number P.06/17/2206. The study was registered with the Pan African Clinical Trial Registry on 22nd December, 2017 with identification number: PACTR201712002889203. Necessary ethical procedures were followed when recruiting participants and privacy as well as confidentiality were ensured by allocating codes to the participants. Written informed consent was obtained from eligible and willing participants.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.