Funding for this research was provided by:
African Union Commission PhD Scholarship
African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship by African population and Health Research Center in partnership with the International Development Research Centre
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Received: 3 January 2018
Accepted: 21 May 2018
First Online: 31 May 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study is part of a larger doctoral research project aiming to determine the utilisation of maternal and neonatal health services among the remote and poorest populations of Zambia. This study was approved by the Tropical Disease Research Centre in Zambia (TDRC; Ref No: TRC/C4/07/2015) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa (Ref No: BE363/15). Formal permission was also obtained from the Zambia Ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child and from the traditional leaders through the District Medical Officers of the respective selected districts. Informed consent was obtained from each study participant after explaining the objectives of the study and procedure.
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