Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-06-21
Received: 23 March 2019
Accepted: 4 June 2019
First Online: 21 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance for the proposed research was obtained from the research Ethical Review Board of Bahir Dar University College of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Public Health. Letters of support were received from the university. Before the beginning of data collection, permission letter was obtained from Amhara National Regional Institute of Public Health and from each concerned body prior to the data collection period. The head of the school or directors of the school were informed about the purpose of the study that it will contribute for the health needs of the students, other people in the school, population in the study area and in the country at large. Before collecting the data, for mentally disabled students written consent from the parents/guardians, for non-disabled students age 7–12 years written consent from parents/guardians and assent from students and for students’ age 13–17 assents from students only with parental/guardian permission were secured. From students, age > 17 consent from students only secured. Names of the respondents did not use to ensure anonymity and confidentiality. All information obtained from the schools & respondents were kept confidential. Individuals found to be positive for intestinal parasites were referred to the nearest health center for appropriate treatment and health education about personal hygiene, food hygiene and safety measures and about ways of IPIs transmission and prevention modalities were given to study participants.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.