Funding for this research was provided by:
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (GR-00505, (OPP 1033572))
Received: 19 February 2018
Accepted: 20 May 2018
First Online: 25 May 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The GEMS was approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the University of Maryland (UMB) and the Research Review Committee (RRC) and Ethical Review Committee (ERC) of the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b). The post-mortem verbal autopsy was part of GEMS which was also approved by the IRB of UMB and RRC and ERC of icddr,b. Verbal consent was obtained from parents, and the ERC was satisfied with the voluntary participation, maintenance of the rights of the participants, and confidential handling of personal information by the research personnel and approved this consenting procedure.
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