Funding for this research was provided by:
Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (A65869)
Received: 17 August 2017
Accepted: 23 January 2018
First Online: 22 February 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval for the study was obtained from the World Health Organization and the National Health Research Ethics Committee (NHREC) of Nigeria – number NHREC/01/01/2007–16/07/2014, renewed in 2015 with NHREC 01/01/20047–12/12/2015b. The Chief Medical Directors and Heads of Departments of the hospitals were informed of the purpose of the study, and consent was obtained from all participants to conduct the study. Participants were assured that the information obtained would be confidential. Only the hospitals that agreed to participate in the fully explained study were enlisted in the study. No names or specific contact information were obtained from the study participants.
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