Funding for this research was provided by:
DELTAS Africa Initiative grant (# DEL-15-011)
Received: 18 March 2021
Accepted: 16 July 2021
First Online: 6 August 2021
: The Higher Degrees and Regulatory Ethics Committee of the School of Medicine Makerere University (♯ REC REF 2017-108) and the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (♯SS5089) approved our study. We obtained administrative clearance to conduct the studies in the districts from the respective Chief Administrative Offices. All methods were carried out in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulations.All participants provided written consent for the interviews, audio recordings, and dissemination of study results. We maintained participant confidentiality by use of interview numbers and only the study team members had access to the study data. Two women declined to participate due to time constraints; they reported that they had urgent house chores to attend to. Since these were qualitative interviews exploring potentially traumatic past experience of the participants, we offered psychosocial counselling services by professional counselors to the participants if they needed them. None of the participants accepted these services.
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: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.