Funding for this research was provided by:
Centre for Interventional Science in Maternal and Child Health (CISMAC) through the Chlorhexidine trial (project number 223269)
NORHED through the Survival Pluss project (223269)
Received: 13 September 2020
Accepted: 21 January 2021
First Online: 17 February 2021
Ethical approval and consent to participate
: Informed consent was obtained for both the interview and specimen collection and storage. Ethical approval was obtained from the Research and Ethics review Committee of School of Medicine, SOMREC, Makerere University (REC REF 2015-118) and from the Uganda National Council of Science and Technology (HS 1927).
: Not applicable.
: Authors declare no competing interests.