Funding for this research was provided by:
Canadian International Development Research Center (IDRC) and Research and Training in Tropical diseases (grant NB20283)
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Received: 14 September 2017
Accepted: 19 April 2018
First Online: 18 May 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This research was carried out in the frame of a project entitled ‘Vulnerability and resilience to malaria and schistosomiasis in the northern and southern fringes of the sahelian belt in the context of climate change’ funded by TDR/WHO and implemented from 2013 to 2017 in Côte d’Ivoire and Mauritania. In Côte d’Ivoire, the National Ethics Committee cleared the research protocol (reference no. 10056/MSHP/CNER-dkn, dated 29 May 2013). Informed consent was obtained from parents (or legal guardians) before collection of samples of their school-aged children. Participation was voluntary, and hence, parents or children could withdraw anytime without further obligation. With the collaboration of the schistosomiasis control programme and the medical district officer, we treated child infected with Schistosoma spp. free of charge with praziquantel (40 mg/kg). At the beginning of the project, a workshop was organised with local decision makers, professionals and communities to discuss the objectives and methodology.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.