Funding for this research was provided by:
Rudolf Geigy Foundation Basel, Switzerland (N/A)
Gottfried and Julia Bangerter-Rhyner Foundation, Basel, Switzerland (N/A)
Received: 28 February 2020
Accepted: 4 May 2020
First Online: 15 May 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study has been approved by the Institutional review Review Board of the Ehikkomission der Nordwest und Zentralschweiz (EKBB, Project ID 2017–02220) Switzerland, the Ifakara Health Institute Tanzania (IHI/IRB/No010–2018), and the ethics committee of the National Institute for medical research (NIMR), Tanzania ((NIMR/HQ/R.8a/Vol IX/2897). Amendments have been approved by the IHI-IRB and NIMR. All patients sign a written informed consent form before any study procedure. Before giving informed consent, patients are informed about the study by trained study clinical officers, who make shure that the patient understood the procedures, by asking questions about study procedures. The study has been registered in the Pan African Clinical Trials Registry (PACTR) Registration number: PACTR201712002829221.
: Not applicable.
: The authors report that there are no conflicts of interest.