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Received: 22 April 2018
Accepted: 28 October 2018
First Online: 13 November 2018
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: All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants for whom identifying information is included in this article. The study protocol was reviewed and approved by the institutional review boards at Ayder Comprehensive Specialist Hospital, College of Health Sciences, Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia (ERC 0570/2015), and at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA (IRB #201503071). Informed consent was obtained prior to each interview or focus group discussion, both oral (audio recording) and written consent was obtained from all adults. Assent to participate was obtained from minors, along with the written consent of the parent/guardian. The youngest study participant was 10 years old. Study subjects were compensated for their time and participation with 50 Ethiopian Birr (approximately US$2.50 at the time of the study).
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: L. Lewis Wall serves as a non-compensated member of the board of directors of the charity, Dignity Period. The other authors have nothing to declare.
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