Funding for this research was provided by:
World Bank Group
Received: 8 June 2021
Accepted: 18 October 2021
First Online: 24 November 2021
: For qualitative interviews amongst field staff who were involved in the Afghanistan Health Survey (AHS) 2018, all participants were above the age of 18 and provided oral informed consent. No ethical approval was required for these qualitative interviews because this operational research involved only internal field staff interviews in their professional capacity. We did not ask for any personal or sensitive information from any respondents.However for the AHS itself, study staff obtained oral informed consent for individuals who were not literate and informed consent from a parent and/or legal guardian of individuals under the age of 18 who were involved in the Afghanistan Health Survey. All methods were carried out in accordance with relevant local and international guidelines and regulations. The AHS did receive ethical approval from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health Institutional Review Board and KIT Royal Tropical Institute’s Research Ethics Committee.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.