Funding for this research was provided by:
United States Agency for International Development (GHS-A-00-08-00002-000)
Received: 8 January 2016
Accepted: 4 April 2019
First Online: 16 April 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The QoC Assessment protocol was reviewed and approved by ethical review boards in each country where the survey was conducted. For the data reported here, these boards were: the Kenya Medical Research Institute Institutional Review Board (IRB) in Kenya; the Ministry of Health Ethical Committee in Madagascar; and the National Institute of Medical Research Institutional Review Board IRB in Tanzania. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health IRB ruled the protocol for the QoC Assessment study across all countries exempt from review (reference number 00002549). Written informed consent was obtained from facility directors prior to data collection during the QoC Assessment study. Verbal informed consent was obtained from providers and patients or patients’ next of kin during data collection due to literacy limitations and to reduce the burden on patients. Consent procedures were described in research plans submitted to the IRBs noted above.
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