Funding for this research was provided by:
Laerdal Foundation for Acute Medicine (PhD grant)
Norges Forskningsråd (228203)
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Received: 9 November 2018
Accepted: 12 April 2019
First Online: 10 May 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was conducted according to the Declaration of Helsinki [CitationRef removed]. All participants received oral and written information about the purpose of the study before giving their written consent to participate. The Safer Births studies are approved by the Norwegian Regional Ethics Committee (REK Vest; Ref: 2013/110/REK vest) and the Tanzanian National Institute for Medical Research (Ref: NIMR/HQ/R.8a/Vol.IX/388). The first author obtained a research permit to carry out the study from the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology, COSTECH, (No. 2016–396-NA-2016-277). The study obtained ethical approval from all relevant entities, both at the institutions where the study was carried out and at the local government. Permission to publish the final manuscript was obtained from the Tanzanian National Institute for Medical Research.
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: The authors declare no conflict of interest. Hussein Kidanto is an Associate Editor for BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.
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