Funding for this research was provided by:
Seventh Framework Programme (265448)
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Received: 24 January 2018
Accepted: 20 November 2018
First Online: 4 December 2018
: At the time of the study, VM was the MOMI Project Manager at the International Centre for Reproductive Health, Kenya and is currently a doctoral candidate in Health Sciences at the University of Ghent, Belgium. EI was the MOMI Project Coordinator while HEB is the Kwale County Director of Health. MT is a Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Ghent, Belgium and the Director of Women’s Health, Faculty of Heath Sciences, Aga Khan University in East Africa. PG is an Associate Professor at the University of Ghent and the Country Director at the International Centre for Reproductive Health, Kenya.
: Ethical approval for this study was obtained from the Ethics Review Committee of the University of Nairobi and Kenyatta National Hospital (P151/03/2014). To facilitate the conduct of research activities in the community, a research permit was obtained from the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (#4703). This was presented to the local administration and community gatekeepers prior to study implementation. Participants in each DM sessions provided group, oral informed consent and any community member who did not wish to participate was given an opportunity to leave before each session started. This consenting process was approved by the ethics committee as a practical approach in the setting of open community meetings with repeated and varied attendance. Group consenting was captured in DM sessions’ meeting notes/event logs.
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