Funding for this research was provided by:
NIHR-UK (NIHR200135, NIHR200135)
Received: 23 June 2023
Accepted: 25 August 2023
First Online: 5 September 2023
: This research forms part of the ECLIPSE programme, funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research in the United Kingdom. Ethical approval for the ECLIPSE programme was granted by the Health Research Ethics Review Committee (Ref. ERC/1793/2020) in Ethiopia and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee at Keele University, United Kingdom (Ref. MH-200123). We also obtained a support letter from Tigray Health Bureau and the College of Health Sciences at Mekelle University, Ethiopia. All participants in this study gave their informed consent verbally to participate willingly. Prior to the interview, participants were informed that they could cease participation at any time without any repercussions.Interviews were conducted after the researchers had consent of the participants. As some of the participants were not willing to be audio recorded, note taking was used instead. Issues of confidentiality, anonymity and privacy were stressed to all participants, and pseudonyms and codes replaced real names. We provided participants with the opportunity to take breaks during the interview, especially if they felt anxious or emotional. After the end of each interview session, all participants were compensated 100 ETB for the time they spent for interview.
: Participants were informed that if this paper qualified the scientific procedures, their views and experiences will be published. However, their privacy is confidential and their identity would be remained anonymous. Accordingly, they agreed and gave their consent.
: The authors declare no competing interests.