Received: 5 April 2019
Accepted: 9 July 2019
First Online: 19 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance and approval was granted from University of Gondar, Collage of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Biomedical and Laboratory Sciences Ethical Review Committee. Permission letter was also obtained from district health office and each village administrative offices. The purpose of the research was explained to the study subjects and written informed consent was obtained from the mother or guardian of the child and then those who were willing to participate included in the study. Participation was fully voluntarily, refusal at any time during data collection was permitted. Confidentiality was kept. Any abnormal findings were linked to the nearby health center. Additionally, when haemoglobin level of the children was below 11 g/dL, their mothers/care givers were informed to take them to a health facility for follow up care.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.