Funding for this research was provided by:
Department for International Development (201446)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-10-29
Received: 22 October 2018
Accepted: 10 September 2019
First Online: 29 October 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval was obtained from the College of Health Sciences Institutional Review Board, Addis Ababa University (Ref. 026/15/Psy) and the University of Cape Town ethics review board (HREC REF: 412/2011). Written informed consent was obtained from literate participants. For non-literate respondents, verbal consent was accompanied by a finger print in the presence of a literate witness. The consent procedure was also approved by the ethics review board. All participants with severe mental illness (SMD) were offered mental health care through the PRIME project. For people with SMD who lacked capacity to consent and were not refusing participation, caregiver permission was obtained.
: The Authors declare that they have no competing interest.