Funding for this research was provided by:
European Research Council (617639)
Norges Forskningsråd (234376)
Center for Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health (223269)
Received: 15 May 2017
Accepted: 5 December 2017
First Online: 22 January 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study will be conducted according to the Palestinian MoH regulations and PNIPH research policies and procedures. All PHC under study, intervention and control alike, have been notified by the MoH in Palestine about the research. Women are not required to give informed consent to be part of the national health information system (the eRegistry). This trial is considered nonmedical health systems research and uses anonymous health data. Individuals are not regarded as research participants as all treatment decisions remain the responsibility of the healthcare professionals, and are not determined by the trial allocation [CitationRef removed]. The study protocol has been reviewed by Regional Committee for Health Research Ethics, Section South East B, Norway, and has been cleared for implementation (2016/264 B). The ethics committee in Palestine, the Palestinian Health Research Council, also approved the protocol (PHRC/HC/04/14).
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