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Received: 1 June 2018
Accepted: 28 December 2018
First Online: 17 January 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: For the overarching intervention carried out by Action Against Hunger and Aga Khan University, ethical approval was obtained from the National Bioethics Committee and the Aga Khan University Ethics Review Committee in Pakistan. This ethical approval also applied to the cost-effectiveness component of the study. For the overarching study written consent to participate was obtained from all parents/guardians of children prior to entering the study. For the cost-effectiveness component, for interviews with staff, community leaders and caretakers, the aim of the study was explained by the interviewer and oral consent obtained from all those that participated, before beginning the interview. Obtaining oral consent for the cost-effectiveness component was approved by the ethics committee. Although written consent would have been preferred, for this study verbal consent was considered most appropriate due to the unease that can be caused for illiterate parents/guardians signing a document they do not understand.
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