Funding for this research was provided by:
Department for International Development (202575-105)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-03-23
Received: 18 October 2017
Accepted: 12 March 2018
First Online: 23 March 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This Human Research study was approved by Makerere University School of Health Sciences Research and Ethics Committee (protocol #2016-032), the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (#HS 2106), and Chesapeake IRB (#Pro00018902). Makerere University School of Health Sciences Research and Ethics Committee and Chesapeake IRB waived the need for informed consent for the facility-based retrospective data collection. Permission was obtained from the Ministry of Health, District Health Office, and facility in-charge to review patient records and gather data at each facility. Because patient data needed to be linked across data sources using patient ID number and name, data were not de-identified for analysis, but datasets were encrypted, password-protected, and accessible only to authorized members of the core study team.
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