Funding for this research was provided by:
Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (Development of the Health Sector, Health Financing Support and Output Based Approach, Phase III, BMZ-No. KENYA 2010 65853)
Received: 6 July 2016
Accepted: 13 July 2018
First Online: 28 July 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the health research unit of the Ministry of Health Kenya (MOH/HRD/1/ (32)). Additionally, permission was obtained from the county headquarters and hospital administrators to proceed with the study. Verbal informed consent for the study was obtained from every woman that agreed to participate as approved by the ethics committee. The interviewers explained the purpose of the study to the mothers in their local dialect (language) and asked them whether they were willing to participate. For those who agreed, the interviewer indicated a unique patient identifier and the date of the interview on the front page of the questionnaire before proceeding with the interview and data were only used for the study.
: Not applicable.
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