Funding for this research was provided by:
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cooperative Agreement (GH001353-01)
Received: 7 November 2018
Accepted: 10 June 2019
First Online: 17 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This investigation was authorised by the Uganda Ministry of Health in response to a public health emergency and was, therefore, determined to be exempt from institutional review. We sought verbal informed consent from respondents or their next of kin for the deceased. A verbal consent script was read out to the respondents in the local language and signed by the interviewer. We opted for verbal consent because the interviews had minimal risk to the respondents and only involved non-sensitive information for which consent is not normally sought. We also had a concern that, due to the fatal nature of the incident, participants may be wary of signing documents. We informed respondents that their participation was voluntary and refusal to participate would not result in any negative consequences. To protect confidentiality, we assigned a unique identifier which was used instead of names.
: Not applicable.
: The authors hereby declare no competing interests.