The Covid-19 pandemic caused significant delays in starting the patient recruitment phase in both Ethiopia and Uganda. Finally, after intense work, patient recruitment finally began at Hawassa University Hospital on May 25, 2021. Recruitment work will now continue in the remaining hospitals in both Ethiopia and Uganda. Here are some pictures of the recruitment phase in Ethiopia.


Participants with the study site team. (Picture taken with participant consent)


Participant signing consent


Study clinician collecting data from participant (picture taken with participant consent)