Funding for this research was provided by:
U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (GH001353–01)
Received: 22 July 2021
Accepted: 14 December 2021
First Online: 17 December 2021
: This was a public health emergency and the Ministry of Health (MoH) gave the authorization to conduct the study on the psychological impact of COVID-19 among HCWs. We, however, sought and obtained written informed consent from respondents during data collection. The participants indicated their consent by checking an appropriate box for consent before filling the questionnaires. Participants were told that their participation was voluntary and that there would be no negative consequences if they refused to participate (none declined). During data collection, respondents were assigned unique identifiers instead of names to protect their confidentiality. Information was stored in password-protected computers and was not shared with anyone outside the investigation team. Additionally, we obtained permission from the directors of the respective hospitals prior to conducting the study. The Office of Science, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, determined that this activity was in response to a public health emergency with the primary intent of public health practice (epidemic disease control activity). It was determined, therefore, to not be human subjects’ research.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare no competing interests.