Funding for this research was provided by:
European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (RIA2017MC-2029-BabyGel)
Received: 7 April 2020
Accepted: 14 September 2020
First Online: 22 September 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study received the necessary ethics and regulatory approvals from both Uganda and United Kingdom. The protocol endorsed by the steering group was approved by the Cure Children’s Hospital of Uganda Research ethics committee (Ref: CCHU-REC/09/019) and Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (Ref: HS444ES) in Uganda. The study was also approved by University of Liverpool Ethics and sponsorship committees (Refs: UoL001497–5573 and 5601). Written informed consent for participation in the study will be obtained from all participants in line with the international GCP standards [CitationRef removed] and national guidelines for research involving humans as research participants [CitationRef removed].
: We obtained consent for publication from the mother whose photograph appears on the initial survey launch poster.
: We declare no competing interests.