Received: 13 February 2021
Accepted: 1 July 2021
First Online: 19 July 2021
: In this study, all methods were performed in accordance with the relevant ethics guidelines and regulations. We obtained ethical approval and permission to conduct this study from the Gulu University Research and Ethics Committee (GUREC), Ref: GUREC08/03/2017. The study was registered by the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology, Ref: HS67ES. The study team solicited support from the traditional cultural leaders and the local council leaders to gain trust and access to the communities. Every respondent was provided adequate information regarding the study, and were told that participation was voluntary. We sought informed consent before conducting interviews. Privacy was achieved by conducting interviews in quiet places. None-respondents were not allowed at interview venues; this was to ensure privacy and confidentiality. In addition, interview recordings and transcripts have been kept away from any unauthorized persons. Data have been anonymized before export into the software for analyses.
: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.