Received: 29 September 2022
Accepted: 1 March 2023
First Online: 15 March 2023
: ENBQ is an Associate Editor of BMC Psychiatry. The rest of the authors declare that they have no competing interests.
: The 2013 Namibian WHO-GSHS was approved by the Institutional Review Boards of the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services. The study was supported by WHO and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Policies laid out by the Ministry of Education regarding consent procedures for participation in students surveys were followed including detachment of identifier information. Official written permissions were obtained from Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services, and the Ministry of Education, the selected schools, and classroom teachers. Written informed consent were obtained from students, while an additional written parental consent was obtained from parents of participants aged younger than 18 years. All methods were carried out in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulations.
: Not applicable.