Funding for this research was provided by:
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1033805)
Department for International Development (202945-101)
Received: 16 July 2018
Accepted: 14 May 2019
First Online: 27 May 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Full ethical approval was granted by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), Liverpool, United Kingdom. For the maternal morbidity study, ethical approval was also obtained from each country specific research ethics committees: Kenyatta National Hospital/University of Nairobi, Ethics and Research Committee (KNH/UoN ERC), Nairobi, Kenya; Research and Ethics Committee, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India; and the National Bioethics Committee, Islamabad, Pakistan. The paper looks at the use of electronic data collection during two studies; a facility assessment which did not collect individual patient data where the tool was piloted in Ghana and in a multi-country morbidity study which included collecting data from individual participants who provided written informed consent.
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