Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-11-25
Received: 24 June 2019
Accepted: 11 November 2019
First Online: 25 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: To ensure that the 2015–16 MDHS and MNS were conducted in line with the principles of ethics in order to void the risk of harming the study participants, a joint proposal was submitted and approved by the National Health Sciences Research Committee (NHSRC), the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of ICF Macro, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta. Informed consent for the survey took place at several levels involving seeking an informed consent from community leaders, MNS eligible households and the survey participants. ICF IRB ensured that the survey complied with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regulations for the protection of human subjects (45 CFR 46), while the NHSRC ensured that the survey was conducted in line with Malawian laws and norms.
: Not Applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.