Funding for this research was provided by:
Department for International Development, UK Government
Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-05-31
Received: 31 July 2017
Accepted: 5 April 2018
First Online: 31 May 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The LF programmatic MDA implementation, and surveillance surveys conducted by the Ministry of Health, Myanmar are part of routine activities and permit the use of oral consent. For TAS, additional approval from the Ministry of Education, local authorities, and Headmasters of the selected schools was obtained prior to the commencement of the surveys. All parents were informed of the TAS activity and provided consent, and the selected children were verbally informed of the procedures on the day of the survey. Those who did not want to participate were excluded. Approval was obtained from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Research Ethics Committee (Research Protocol 11.89R).
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.