Funding for this research was provided by:
HRP Research/UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme - HRP (A65896)
Received: 24 April 2018
Accepted: 5 June 2019
First Online: 25 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study received WHO Ethics Review Committee (ERC) and Research Project Review Panel (RP2) approval. Local country ethics review and approval was provided by the University of the Witwatersrand Human Research Ethics Committee (Health). Further ethics reciprocity was provided by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Biomedical Research Ethics Committee (BREC). Permission was also obtained from the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Department of Health to interview healthcare providers. All participants voluntarily signed an informed consent form, which included permission to audio record the interview sessions. Consent for the minors (those aged < 18 years) to participate in the study was obtained by their identified parents or legal guardians. Assent was obtained from the minors themselves to participate.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.