Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-08-13
Received: 17 September 2018
Accepted: 30 July 2019
First Online: 13 August 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The Ghana Health Service Ethics Review Committee approved the study protocol (ID. No: GHS-ERC 31/12/15).Informed consent was sought from all participants. Assent forms were signed or thumb printed by parents or guardians of participants under 18 years. Prior to signing or thumb printing the consent forms and participation, all respondents were provided with the explanatory statement about the objectives of the study and given the option to agree or decline to participate in the study as well as withdraw anytime they wish. The same statement was read to participants or parents who could not read or write before they thumb printed the consent forms. The data collected was secured on storage devices and available to only the research team and information concerning individual participants are kept confidential.
: Not applicable
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.