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Perceptions of community-based field workers on the effect of a longitudinal biomedical research project on their sustainable livelihoods

  • Christabelle S. Moyo1,
  • Joseph Francis2 and
  • Pascal O. Bessong1Email author
BMC Public HealthBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:267

Received: 7 September 2016

Accepted: 15 February 2017

Published: 17 March 2017

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Original Submission
7 Sep 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
1 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Simon Peter Sebina Kibira
27 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Delelegn Yilma Gebremichael
26 Jan 2017 Author responded Author comments - Christabelle Moyo
Resubmission - Version 2
26 Jan 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
15 Feb 2017 Editorially accepted
17 Mar 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12889-017-4138-6

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Authors’ Affiliations

HIV/AIDS & Global Health Research Programme, School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, University of Venda
Institute for Rural Development, School of Agriculture, University of Venda