Received: 27 May 2019
Accepted: 28 October 2019
First Online: 21 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: First, the proposal of the study and consent procedure was evaluated by the Health Research Proposal Review and Ethics Committee of the Ministry of Health Eritrea for its research relevance and ethical soundness and was approved on 4th of August 2017. Depending on the ethics clearance paper, a support letter of authorisation to conduct the research was written to the respective hospitals by the Research and Human Resources Development Ministry of Health (No: 15,08/3586/17). With the ethics clearance paper and letter of authorization at hand, permission to conduct the research was obtained from each respective hospital. Finally, after a thorough explanation of the aim and potential outcomes of the study, written informed consent bearing the signature of the participants was obtained. The anonymity of the respondents was assured by not recording names and the affiliated institution of the respondents in the consent form. Participants received a written document with detailed information on the types of data to be collected and on how their information will be kept confidential. The researchers also explained that participation was voluntary and failure to participate would not result in any punishment or loss of benefit from the institutions or the researchers.
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: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.