Funding for this research was provided by:
United States Agency for International Development (AID-OAA-A-14-00013)
Received: 18 August 2017
Accepted: 10 May 2018
First Online: 1 June 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval for this study (protocol 733) was granted by the Population Council in New York. Local ethical approvals were received from the Nigeria’s National Health Research Ethics Committee of the Federal Ministry of Health, Kano State Health Research Ethics Committee, and Ebonyi State Research Ethics Committee State Ministry of Health, in addition to Uganda’s Makerere University College of Health Sciences School of Medicine Research Ethics Committee.
: All the respondents were interviewed understood their contributions would be aggregated for publication—each provided informed consent after reading or having explained to them the study, interview process, risks and benefits, confidentiality and dissemination.
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