Received: 22 June 2018
Accepted: 15 April 2019
First Online: 29 April 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval was obtained from the Madda Walabu University ethical review committee. Official letters of permission were also obtained from district and sub-district administration. Before the commencement of data collection, parents and legal guardians of the children were adequately informed about the purpose, procedure of the study and the confidentiality of the information they provided. Finally, parents and legal guardians of children who were willing to take part in the study provided verbal informed consent. Verbal consent was considered for the reason that of low literacy among the survey pastoralist population. Children who had been diagnosed with active trachoma and/or other eye problems were immediately linked to a nearby health institution for medical care. Moreover, at the end of data, collection health education was provided for all household members regarding the prevention measures of trachoma by IECWs.
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