Funding for this research was provided by:
EACEA: Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Fellowship (Specific Grant Agreement: 2015-1595)
Life Sciences and Health for Development (LSH14GH16)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-06-05
Received: 24 January 2018
Accepted: 25 May 2018
First Online: 5 June 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Approval for this study was granted by the Navrongo Health Research Centre Institutional Review Board (Approval ID: NHRCIRB18) and the EMGO+ Scientific Committee of the Amsterdam Public Health Institute (Reference Number: WC2017–026). Consent was secured prior to all interviews using an informed consent form available in English and Kusaal languages. Literate respondents read and signed the consent form, while the form was read and explained to non-literate respondents after which they appended their thumbprints.
: RD and RAA work for organizations involved in the implementation of the Bliss4Midwives proof-of-concept and were actively involved in the project. JvR is a member of the editorial board (section editor) of BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. Other authors declare no competing interests.
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