Funding for this research was provided by:
Global Affairs Canada
Received: 26 April 2017
Accepted: 1 February 2018
First Online: 15 May 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance was obtained from the McGill University IRB review board and the Oromia Health Bureau in Ethiopia’. Government sector offices at Zonal and Woreda level were officially communicated prior to data collection. Up on arrival at field, enumerators informed Kebele leaders about the purpose, content and sampling methods of the study. Study participants were informed about the purpose of the baseline study and how the results will be used. They are clearly informed about their right to refuse to take part, terminate the interview at any point or not answering any question. Using a standard consent form provided by CARE, consent (99.8% verbal) was received from each study participant before each interview. For anthropometric measurement, consent was received from the mother/caregiver before measuring weight and height/length of a child. Interviews and were conducted at household level in settings that ensure privacy.
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