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Received: 8 November 2016
Accepted: 19 March 2018
First Online: 2 April 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The MAISHA study is being conducted following WHO recommendations on researching violence against women [CitationRef removed]. It has been approved by the Tanzanian National Health Research Ethics Committee of the National Institute for Medical Research (Ref: NIMR/HQ/R.8a/Vol. IX/1512), and the ethics committee of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (Ref: 11642). The study is implemented in close collaboration with local leaders and a community liaison system has been set up to facilitate the study team working with the communities where the study operates.Written informed consent (witnessed by an independent witness for illiterate participants) is obtained from all participants before administering any study procedures.The study sponsor is the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (Sponsor reference: QA430).
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: Following initiation of the study, Professor Watts has been seconded to DFID as their chief scientific advisor. Her ongoing role in this study is in her academic capacity at LSHTM.No other interests declared.
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