Funding for this research was provided by:
Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (29137033, 95284)
South African Medical Research Council (Career Development Award)
Swedish international development agency (SE) (2012-000379)
National Research Foundation (ZA) (95284)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-08-14
Received: 1 July 2019
Accepted: 6 August 2019
First Online: 14 August 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The Agincourt HDSS data collection activities, including the collection of verbal autopsies, were reviewed and approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee (Medical) of the University of the Witwatersrand (Protocols M960720 and M110138).Informed verbal consent is obtained at each surveillance visit from the head of the household (or an eligible adult in the household). The verbal informed consent process is conducted by a trained local fieldworker, using the local language. The purpose and aims of the interview are explained and confidentiality for the individual and the right to refuse to participate or withdraw from the study are communicated. Consent is obtained before conducting interviews.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.