Funding for this research was provided by:
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (642571)
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AH/P0061751)
Received: 23 April 2020
Accepted: 4 November 2020
First Online: 13 November 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study protocol was ethically approved by the institutional review boards of the University of Birmingham (ERN_18–0083) and Queen’s University (6019042). Ethics approval was also obtained from the Congolese National Committee of Health Ethics (CNES). Local research clearance was requested in each city districts regional administrative centres. Verbal informed consent to participate was obtained and recorded before interviews were conducted. In addition, the consent of a parent or legal guardian was obtained for all PKFC.
: Consent for publication was obtained from participants or their legal guardian.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interest.