Funding for this research was provided by:
Newton Fund (023)
Received: 21 July 2020
Accepted: 24 November 2020
First Online: 3 December 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The protocol for this study was presented to and approved by the Makerere University School of Public Health Higher Degrees Research and Ethics Committee (HDREC). Written permission to access the refugee community was obtained from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM). Participants were informed about the purpose of the study, their rights as potential participants, and the confidentiality of their information during and after the interviews. Data collection tools were designed in the local language of the participants. Participants were informed that participation in the study was voluntary, that they did not have to answer all questions, and that they could voluntarily stop participation if they needed to without any retributions. All participants first provided written informed consents before participation. In order to maintain privacy, study numbers were used instead of participants’ names and other identifying information. At the end of interview, the participant was provided with information on risk factors and symptoms of cervical cancer, the need for screening for cervical cancer, and the benefits of early detection of invasive cervical cancer. A token for USD 3.50 was provided for refreshments after the interviews.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.