Funding for this research was provided by:
International Development Research Centre (108041)
Received: 5 January 2018
Accepted: 5 April 2018
First Online: 18 April 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval for the study was obtained from the National Health Research Ethics Committee (NHREC) of Nigeria – protocol number NHREC/01/01/2007–10/04/2017.The communities were contacted through lead contact persons, and permission to undertake the study was obtained from the Heads (Odionwere) of the communities. Consent was also obtained from the Heads of individual Households identified for the study. The participating women were informed of the purpose of the study, and individual written informed consent was obtained from them to conduct the study. They were assured of confidentiality of information obtained, and also that such information would only be used for the study and not for other purposes. No names or specific contact information were obtained from the study participants. Only women that agreed to participate in the fully explained study were enlisted in the study.
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