Received: 27 November 2015
Accepted: 8 February 2018
First Online: 13 February 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The protocol and data collection procedures for the THMIS were approved by NIMR, ZAMREC, the Institutional Review Board of ICF International, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. All participants were asked to provide verbal informed consent after being read a document emphasizing the voluntary nature of the survey. The consent form was verbally read by the interviewer and the participant’s response recorded on the consent form as either agreeing to be interviewed or not agreeing to be interviewed. The ethical approval was not needed for the secondary data analysis. The approval to use the data set in this study was obtained from Measures DHS, the IRB used for data collection that was obtained from above committees are applicable by users of the dataset. In this case, we did not need to look for another IRB approval.
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