Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-01-31
Received: 16 April 2019
Accepted: 23 January 2020
First Online: 31 January 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Institutional review committee of Tigray Health Research Institute approved the study protocol and verbal consent procedure (Reference number: THRI/RM0042/2018). Letter of support was obtained from Tigray Regional Health Bureau and the selected districts health offices. The respondents were informed about the objective and purpose of the programme assessment and verbal informed consent was obtained. Information sheet and consent form were integrated along with the respective data collection tool and the data collectors’ signature was indicated the verbal informed consent of participants. We used verbal consent because it was expected that many of the study participants could not read and write. In addition to this, our study was a survey and it was harmless to study subjects. Participants who were presumptive TB cases during the programme assessment were referred to the nearby health facility for further evaluation and service provision.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.