Funding for this research was provided by:
Medical Education for Equitable Services to All Ugandans - Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MESAU‐MEPI) Programmatic Award from the Fogarty International Center (1R24TW008886)
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Received: 6 September 2017
Accepted: 8 April 2018
First Online: 18 April 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance of the study was done by Gulu University Research Ethics Committee (GU-REC) and ethical approval of the study was granted by Uganda National Council for Sciences and Technology (UNCST) with registration number SS 3283. Waiver of consent to use patient records from health centre was granted by GU-REC for the sole purpose of the research and permission to access patient records was granted from administrators of districts and health centre In-charges. Confidentiality is being maintained for all the collected data. Each research participant provided a written informed consent to participate in the study after the study procedures, benefits and risks were explained to him/her for participant who were 18 years and above. Parental consent was sought for participants who were less than 18 years before seeking assent from the participant who was under 18 years.
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