Funding for this research was provided by:
Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (JICA/AMED SATREPS project for the “Development of innovative research techniques in genetic epidemiology of malaria and other parasitic diseases in the Lao PDR for containing their expanding endemicity")
Received: 22 October 2018
Accepted: 16 January 2019
First Online: 25 January 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The protocol for the present study was approved by the National Ethics Committee for Health Research, Ministry of Health, Lao PDR (No. 003/2015). Prior to the survey, surveyors explained to the participants the details of this study, such as its purpose, that participation was voluntary, the information that would be collected, and how data would be kept and managed. Written informed consent was obtained from each respondent.
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