Funding for this research was provided by:
This work was supported by Bahir Dar University through the research funding system of the “Mecha” Health and Demographic Surveillance System (RCS/253/09)
Received: 4 August 2020
Accepted: 9 December 2020
First Online: 4 January 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study protocol was reviewed and obtained approval on April 04/2018 from the Scientific and Ethical Review Committee of Bahir Dar University at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences with ethics committee reference number: 088/18–04, and the trial was registered on clinical ExternalRef removed registry database. Moreover, a Data Safety, and Monitoring Board was appointed to review and monitor the study procedures and potential adverse events. The study was being performed following good clinical practice standards, applicable local regulatory requirements, and the recommendations of the Declaration of Helsinki as reported in-depth within the baseline study of this stove trial project [CitationRef removed].Written informed consent (or thumbprint witnessed by someone independent of the study for those unable to read and write) was obtained from every parent or guardian for children to participate in the study following the distribution of written information sheets in “Amharic” (both official & study area language) to all participants. Moreover, the standard IBS device was manufactured and installed by a licensed company, and the design; management, analysis, and reporting of the study results were entirely independent of the manufacturer of the IBS.
: Not applicable.
: None declared under financial, general, and institutional competing interests.