Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-04-06
Received: 9 August 2017
Accepted: 20 March 2018
First Online: 6 April 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The surveys were part of the monitoring and evaluation activities of the NOCP of the MOHS, Sierra Leone. Ethical approval for data collection was obtained from the Ethics Committee of the MOHS, Sierra Leone. Upon arrival at the selected communities, the investigating teams met with community leaders and explained the nature of their work and the objectives of the study. Volunteers participated in the studies after informed consent was verbally obtained and recorded by the team leader as literacy rates are low in Sierra Leone. Consent was obtained from participants themselves, or from the parents of all participants below the age of 15 years. Data collection was conducted such that participants will remain anonymous during data entry and analysis. No individual’s identity can be revealed upon publication.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.