Received: 29 May 2019
Accepted: 26 July 2020
First Online: 5 August 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance was obtained from the Ethical review board of the University of Gondar and the permission letter was also obtained from Benishangul Gumuz regional state administration Health Bureau. Then this letter was delivered to Sherkole district Health office and the respected villages. The purpose and importance of the study were explained to the participants and since the majority of our study participants cannot read and write, verbal consent was obtained from each participant above the age of 18. Assent was also obtained for participants below the age of 18 from their parents or guardian. Pregnant women who tested positive were linked to the nearby health center for treatment. Confidentiality of the information was maintained by omitting their names and personal identification.
: Not applicable.
: All authors declared that they have no competing interests.