We are sincerely grateful to all patients who participated in this research, including the multiple institutions that collaborated with us. We acknowledge Paul Lalvani, Andrew Barraclough, and Andrew Marsden from Empower Swiss; Toshio Hattori from KIBI International University; and Toshiro Niki from Kagawa University. We thank Ahmed Faisal, Milza Abubakru, Moosa Murad, Ahmed Ziyan, Ali Nazeem, Ali Abdul Latheef, Abdul Azeez Yoosuf, and Ibrahim Saleem from Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital for their generous support. Special thanks are given to Maimoona Aboobakuru, Nishan Ibrahim, and Nazla Rafeeq from the Health Protection Agency.
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