Funding for this research was provided by:
The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (B 8606.R02; 54100029; 107768/Z/15/Z)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-12-01
Received: 2 October 2017
Accepted: 5 December 2018
First Online: 17 December 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Permission to conduct the study was granted by College of Medicine Research and Ethics Committee (COMREC) Certificate No P.11/151821. Permission was also sought and granted from the individual heads of institutions where participants were drawn as follows: Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre District Health Office, Blantyre District Commissioner, Kamuzu College of Nursing, Blantyre Campus, Plant and Vehicle Hire Engineering Services and Rangers Security Services Company. All the participants were aged 18 years and above and provided signed informed consent forms. Informed consent, or witnessed consent with a thumb print if illiterate, was obtained prior the interviews and discussions. The participants were assured that information they provided would be used for academic purposes including publishing and confidentiality would be ensured.
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