Funding for this research was provided by:
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Received: 23 June 2017
Accepted: 2 January 2019
First Online: 9 January 2019
: Hridaya Raj Devkota (PhD), Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of California – Berkeley; formerly Programme Manager, Kidasha, Nepal. Email: email@example.com (Corresponding author). Maria Kett (PhD), Assistant Director, Leonard Cheshire Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London (UCL), UK; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Nora Groce (PhD), Professor and Leonard Cheshire Chair, Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London (UCL), UK. Email: email@example.com
: Ethical permission, for this mixed methods study (both qualitative and quantitative data collection efforts) was obtained from the Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC) – Ref. no. 1184 and UCL ethics committee project ID: 5260/001. Verbal and signed consent was obtained from all participants before interviews and discussions were conducted. In all cases, we explained thoroughly that their participation was entirely voluntary and the information obtained will be used for this research only. Confidentiality was maintained throughout the study by using number identifiers on audio recordings, transcripts and interview notes.
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