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Received: 13 March 2017
Accepted: 26 April 2018
First Online: 11 May 2018
: SK is a human nutritionist by training. He studied MSc in Human nutrition and currently working as lecturer in School of Public Health at Wolaita Sodo University (WSU) in Ethiopia. TD is Public Health nutritionist by training. He is an associate Professor in the school of Public at WSU. BY is a public Health specialist. He has been assistant Professor in the School of public health at WSU. He is currently a joint PhD Fellow at the Centre for International Health (CIH) in the University of Bergen (UoB) in Norway and Hawassa University (Ethiopia).
: We obtained ethical clearance for the study from the ethical review committee at College of Health Sciences and Medicine in Wolaita Sodo University in Ethiopia. The committee justified for verbal informed consent in favour of many less educated mothers who would face difficulty in reading and comprehending the consent form. Moreover, those with less school grades could not be able to comprehend all issues in the document. Thus ethical clearance we obtained considered the least possible scenario and approved for verbal informed consent. The ethical clearance we obtained was written with a heading to Wolaita zone health department which is a higher government body in the area for health and health research conducts. Thus we got permission from this health department and its lower health administrative structures. Finally informed verbal consent was obtained from each participant. The data was made anonymous by identification numbers.
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