Received: 15 March 2022
Accepted: 16 August 2023
First Online: 14 September 2023
: Our study was carried out in line with Helsinki declarations and guidelines with regarding ethical bodies and seeking consent from the participants. Written informed consent was obtained from all the interview participants before conducting the interviews. The study was reviewed and approved by the APHRC internal scientific and ethics review committee and subsequently forwarded to the African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF) Ethics and Scientific Review Committee (ESRC) for external approval. This committee issued a study permit. A study permit was also issued to us by the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI), the agency overseeing all research in Kenya. We also informed the County of Nairobi and sub-County governments of our study and obtained a letter of approval from them. With this acknowledgement we were able to engage the community health assistants (CHAs) and CHVs. We also obtained approval from the community leaders to conduct our research in their specific neighbourhoods and community.
: We briefed each participant on the study and its objective after which we obtained written consent from each participant to participate in the study and interviews. This process was undertaken using consent forms to provide details on the study including the objectives, the procedures, their rights with regrads to voluntary participation, potential risks and benefits, and obtain their approval. We also issued a copy of this consent to each of the study participant to keep for themselves.
: This manuscript does not contain personal data that could be published.
: The authors declare no competing interests.