Received: 6 September 2017
Accepted: 8 May 2018
First Online: 16 May 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved by the Kilimanjaro Medical University College research and ethics committee. Permission to conduct the study was sought from the Magu District Medical Officer and the Doctor in charge of the district hospital. Verbal informed consent was obtained from the participants who were unable to write while the written informed consent obtained from participants who could write. The consent was obtained from each participant after explaining that participation was voluntary, and that declining or withdrawing from the study would not affect their hospital care. For women aged < 18 years, the consent was given by their parents or care take/partners. To ensure confidentiality and privacy interviews were conducted in private environment and identification numbers were used instead of the participants’ names. The consent process was approved by the ethics committee.
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