Ethical Approval and Consent to participate and Consent for publication
The international volunteer mission Porta Nova, School of Medicine, performed this activity University of Minho, Portugal under the permission of local authorities and following ethical principles for medical research stated in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki. Individuals with no signs or complains of malaria infection were asked to sign an informed consent to be included on the study and results published.
Availability of data and materials
Data and materials are available
Authors declare no conflict of interest
This work was supported by Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) - project UIDB/50026/2020, UIDP/50026/2020 and IF/00143/2015/CP1294/CT0001; and by the projects NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000013 and NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000023, supported by Norte Portugal Regional Operational Programme (NORTE 2020), under the PORTUGAL 2020 Partnership Agreement, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
MG, AC, DB, AB, GS were responsible to perform field work. SM and PEF designed the study and performed laboratory work.
We acknowledge the assistance of Angolan institutions in particular people from Dundo involved on the study, Congregação do Verbo Divino, Edward Sito and bishop Dom Estanislau Marques Chindecasse.
1 Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga 4710-057, Portugal; ICVS/3B's-PT Government Associate Laboratory, Braga/Guimarães, Braga, Portugal.