Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute for Health Research ((16/137/64), (16/137/64), (16/137/64), (16/137/64), (16/137/64), (16/137/64), (16/137/64), (16/137/64))
Received: 1 May 2021
Accepted: 31 May 2022
First Online: 14 June 2022
: As described, this analysis forms part of a wider mixed-methods study. The study was reviewed and approved by the Scientific Ethics Review Unit (SERU) of the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI, SSC ≠ 3730). Thereafter, additional permissions were obtained from the County administration: Ministry of Education, Commissioner, and Ministry of Health. The purpose of the study and its objectives were explained to local authorities, opinion leaders, village elders, and community members involved in the study. Before the commencement of data collection, a consent form was shared with the study participants. The moderator explained to them in detail, their level of involvement, the time it would take for the FGD, and the minimal risk involved. Participants were also informed that they could leave at any moment without coming to any harm. After it was established that the participant was willing to participate, written Informed consent was obtained from the participating respondents. Personal identifiers were omitted from the dataset prior to analysis. All methods were carried out in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulations.
: I declare that the authors have no competing interests as defined by BMC, or other interests that might be perceived to influence the results and/or discussion reported in this paper.