Funding for this research was provided by:
Agence Française de Développement (ECHO/CCI1478/C2D/Ebola santé)
United States Agency for International Development (AID-OAA-G-15-00006)
Received: 27 July 2017
Accepted: 21 November 2017
First Online: 22 December 2017
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Approval by the National Committee of Ethics and Research of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire was obtained on August 25, 2015 (No. 050 / MSLS / CNER-dkn). The Institutional Review Board of the IRC also approved the protocol of this research (No. H 1.00.003) by decision of September 9, 2015 (IRB# 00009752 FWA #: 00022773). All 62 respondents provided their written consent to participate to this study.
: Before signing the consent form, all respondents were informed of the future publication of the study results. They all agreed to have their quotes possibly published.
: The first author (LG) declares that she has no conflict of interest. HAKA, JA and MC are all employed by IRC, which funded the present study. They were not involved in any part of the data collection process of this study and they did not in any way attempt to influence neither analysis nor manuscript development in favor of their organization or funder. LG, HAKA, JA and MC all declare that they do not have any non-financial interest (i.e., personal or professional relationships, affiliations, knowledge or beliefs) in the subject matter or materials discussed in this manuscript.