Funding for this research was provided by:
UNICEF Bangladesh (PCA-UNICEF/PCA/2012/009, PCA-UNICEF/PCA/2011/003)
Received: 10 May 2017
Accepted: 29 May 2018
First Online: 13 June 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance was obtained from the Ethical Review Committee (ERC/CIPRB/2010/01) of the Centre for Injury Prevention and Research Bangladesh. The protocol and tools were reviewed and approved for implementation by the Directorate General of Health Services of Bangladesh. Informed, written consent was obtained from each respondent before each verbal autopsy interview. In a few cases where participants were under the age of 16, consent was also obtained from their relatives, usually their parents; all interviews were conducted in the presence of at least two other matured adults. Anonymity and confidentiality was maintained throughout the process. Participation was voluntary.
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