Received: 24 August 2019
Accepted: 13 April 2020
First Online: 1 June 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study received ethical approval from the College Of Medicine Research and Ethics Committee (COMREC) in Malawi (reference number: P.07/13/1424), and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) Ethics Committee (reference number:14.040).Written consent to participate was obtained from all interviewees prior to their interviews.
: The participant information sheet and consent form both included statements about the possibility of publication of anonymised interview content. All participants gave their consent for the publication of material obtained in the interviews by signing or stamping the consent form.
: We have the following interest: Berthe Stenberg is employed by LHL International, a registered NGO. This author provided some technical contribution to the manuscript only and did not play a role in the study design, data collection or analysis. The other authors declare that they have no competing interests. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare.