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Improving oxygen therapy for children and neonates in secondary hospitals in Nigeria: study protocol for a stepped-wedge cluster randomised trial

  • Hamish R. Graham1, 2Email author,
  • Adejumoke I. Ayede2, 3,
  • Ayobami A. Bakare2,
  • Oladapo B. Oyewole2,
  • David Peel4,
  • Amy Gray1,
  • Barbara McPake5,
  • Eleanor Neal1,
  • Shamim Qazi6,
  • Rasa Izadnegahdar7,
  • Adegoke G. Falade2, 3 and
  • Trevor Duke1

Received: 7 May 2017

Accepted: 6 October 2017

Published: 27 October 2017

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Original Submission
7 May 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
4 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Daniele Trevisanuto
7 Sep 2017 Author responded Author comments - Hamish Graham
Resubmission - Version 2
7 Sep 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
6 Oct 2017 Editorially accepted
27 Oct 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13063-017-2241-8

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, MCRI, Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville, Australia
Department of Paediatrics, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
Department of Paediatrics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Ashdown Consultants, Hartfield, England
Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, USA