Funding for this research was provided by:
Forgaty international center (R25TW011210)
Received: 6 April 2022
Accepted: 29 August 2022
First Online: 31 August 2022
: Ethical approval was provided by the Gulu University Research Ethics Committee under application number GUREC-2021–166. GUREC is one of the many accredited IRBs under the Uganda National Science and Technology. The HEPI-TUITAH program is implemented in both southwestern and northern Uganda (i.e., Mbarara University and Lira University respectively), research protocols for undergraduate students are reviewed either by GUREC (no accredited REC at Lira University yet) or Mbarara University REC. Permission to conduct this study at the health centers IV in Rukiga district was obtained from the District Health Officer and the health facility managers (in-charges) for the two HCs IV. All the study participants provided written informed consent before each in-depth interview was conducted. Privacy of participants was ensured by the use of codes on the interview transcripts in addition to conducting the interviews in private spaces. All methods were performed in accordance with the relevant guidelines and regulations.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare no competing interests.