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Received: 24 April 2017
Accepted: 12 January 2018
First Online: 31 January 2018
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: The appropriate federal and state government ministry in each of Somalia and South Sudan and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved the study protocol and oral (phase 1 and 2) and written consent (phase 3). The government ministry provided a letter of approval to Johns Hopkins and the local implementing partners to use as they reached out to authorities and key stakeholders to implement the research and evaluation in each participating community.
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: The research and evaluation was undertaken by Johns Hopkins University (NG, NP, AC). NG, NP, AC declare no competing interests The Communities Care program was developed by UNICEF staff and consultants (MM and SRH). JM and AR staff of UNICEF South Sudan monitored and supported the implementing partners in South Sudan.
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