Funding for this research was provided by:
Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) and by the Government of Ghana through financial support from the University of Ghana Research Fund. (JP18fm0108010)
Received: 30 April 2019
Accepted: 5 June 2019
First Online: 10 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by both Institutional review Committees of the College of health Sciences, University of Ghana and Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research. A written consent was obtained from all eligible adult patients or guardians of patients less than 18 years old before inclusion. All study participants were assigned with unique identification number throughout the study.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.