Funding for this research was provided by:
Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Swiss National Science Foundation
Received: 15 January 2020
Accepted: 4 May 2020
First Online: 8 June 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The permission to conduct the study was obtained from the institutional review board (IHI/IRB/No. 21-2017), and the National Institute for Medical Research, ethics review board (NIMR/HQ/R.8a/Vol. IX/2720). Also, endorsement letters were obtained from the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government offices (Ref No. AB.307/323/02/69), respective regional and districts health managers. All study participants were thoroughly informed about the study, and written consent was obtained from all study participants. Confidentiality of the participant’s information was assured at all times, and data anonymity was considered during data collection and analysis.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.