Funding for this research was provided by:
Arba Minch University (GOV/AMU/TH.1.1/CMHS/NUR/04/10)
Received: 9 August 2019
Accepted: 17 December 2019
First Online: 21 December 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance was obtained from Arba Minch University, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Institutional Research Ethics Review Board (IRB). Adequate explanation about the purpose of the study and a letter of support was given to Gamo and Gofa Zones Health Departments and CEOs of each hospital. After stating the purpose of the study and their right to refuse participation, written informed consent was obtained from all respondents (parents/guardians) before actual data collection. The study participants were also well-versed that the data gained from them were kept with greater trustworthy.
: Not applicable.
: All principal investigators of this study affirm that they have no competing interests.