Received: 26 December 2018
Accepted: 20 February 2019
First Online: 1 March 2019
: RNT: MSc in Parasitology and PhD candidate. IUNS: PhD and Associate professor of Medical Parasitology. GAN: MSc in Parasitology and PhD candidate. DNM: MSc candidate. STO: MSc candidate. HKK: PhD and Professor of Medical Parasitology.
: The study was approved by the Institutional Review Board hosted by the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea (2017/004/UB/SG/IRB/FHS) following administrative clearance from the South West Regional Delegation of Public Health, Cameroon. Informed consent/assent forms and information sheets were given or read and explained to parents, caregivers of the children at presentation. The purpose and benefits of the study as well as the amount of blood to be collected from each child was clearly stated on the consent/assent forms. Participation was strictly voluntary, and parents or caregivers were free at any point in time to stop the participation of the child/children in the study. All cases of malaria were referred to the nearest health centre.
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