Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-07-28
Received: 26 February 2018
Accepted: 12 July 2018
First Online: 28 July 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval was granted by the National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) Ethics Review Committee (ERC) in Tanzania, ref.: NIMR/HQ/R.8a/Vol. IX/1737. Permission to conduct the study and the IPPC intervention was obtained from the municipal councils and health institutions management. The principal investigator visited all the participating health institutions in the study area and held meetings with HCPs to explain the nature of the study, the objectives, procedures, the importance of voluntary participation, and the need for informed consent from each participant. Participation in FGDs was voluntary and they were conducted at participants’ convenient time to avoid interfering with services. Most of the FGDs were conducted at the institutions late after work, in rooms which allowed for privacy and smooth discussion. Compensation for transport was given to HCPs who participated in the FGDs to support them to obtain alternative transport.
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