We thank Sightsavers for providing additional funding to carry out this study. We equally thank Oye Joseph for his help in reviewing the draft of this paper, and Alex Chailloux for producing the map with camps. We thank the District Health Service (DHS) team of Massangam for facilitating entry into the camps; the nomad translators for facilitating both the meeting of the camp heads and discussions. We also thank all the camp heads for accepting to participate in this study. The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene has waived the Open Access fee for this article due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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