Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institutes of Health (TW008881)
Received: 3 May 2017
Accepted: 20 April 2018
First Online: 2 May 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The research was approved by the Joint Research Ethics Committee (University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences), and Ministry of Health and Child Welfare. The Ministry of Health and Child Welfare granted permission to survey healthcare workers in the government run institutions as well as the Provincial Medical Directors. Written invitation to a focus group was sent to midwives at Harare Central Hospital, through the maternity departmental office together with an accompanying project proposal summary that outlined key issues including study rationale, objectives, methods, intended use of data and study approval. As authorized in the study approval we obtained verbal consent from participants who turned up for the focus group. Throughout the period the researchers were also contactable physically or by mobile phone to provide clarification on any aspect of the study if needed.
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