Funding for this research was provided by:
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (201007629)
Received: 18 March 2019
Accepted: 26 July 2020
First Online: 12 August 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the Medical Research Coordinating Committee of the National Institute for Medical Research in Tanzania, (NIMR); reference no. NIMR/HQ/R.8a/Vol. IX/2347 and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM).There was no participant informed consent because the study didn’t involve human subjects directly. The study used the de-identified routine TB programme data of all previously-treated TB patients at the study sites without any modification of the services/care they receive. This study did not involve changes in any interaction or process that engaged directly with patients. The only changes in process effected operational procedures of staff and the processes they engaged with such as transport providers and diagnostic centres.
: Not Applicable.
: All authors have none to disclose.