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Received: 20 April 2021
Accepted: 21 September 2021
First Online: 13 October 2021
: We obtained approvals from the designated and recognized ethics review boards and institutions in the countries, as well as from the London School of Economics and Political Science Research Ethics Committee (REC Ref. 000757) in the United Kingdom. In Botswana, approvals were obtained from the University of Botswana and from the Ministry of Health (HPDME: 13/18/1). In Kenya, approvals were provided by the KEMRI Scientific and Ethics Review Unit (KEMRI/RES/7/3/1) and the National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation. In Uganda, approval was provided by the Makerere University School of Medicine Research Ethics Committee (REC REF 2018-153). In Zambia, approval was provided by the ERES Converge IRB (Ref. No. 2018-Nov-014) and administrative approval by the National Health Research Authority. Participants provided written informed consent prior to taking part in the interviews. Identification codes were assigned to all individual audio-recordings and transcripts.
: The authors have no competing interests to declare.