Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute of Mental Health (U01AI069919)
Received: 20 February 2020
Accepted: 27 August 2020
First Online: 10 September 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance was obtained from the national ethics committee of each participating country (Senegal: Conseil National d’Ethique de la Recherche en Santé (CNERS); Côte d’Ivoire: Comité National de l’Ethique et de la Recherche). All the patients gave their written consent before being included in the study. Participants’ right to refuse the participation was kept, and the confidentiality of the patient was maintained. To have a further assessment on their condition, patients with severe depressive symptoms were referred to a psychiatrist within the hospital.
: All the patients gave their written consent before being included in the study.
: The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.