Funding for this research was provided by:
Jimma University (1)
Received: 23 September 2019
Accepted: 15 December 2019
First Online: 23 December 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This research was ethically cleared by Jimma university, institute of health ethical review board Ref No IHRPGD/754/2019; date of issue 25/02/2019. Letter of cooperation was written to administration of Jimma town from Jimma University. Written permission was secured from the town’s Police department, and Office of Women, Children and Youth affairs to study street children as these entities are in charge of protecting street children in the town. Written Assent was obtained from children aged 12–18 years as per the recommendations of the National Research Ethics Guideline of Ethiopia, 2014. The guideline recommends waiver of informed consent and allows proceeding of research with assent in case of street children and other emancipated minors. Written informed consent was sought for those aged 18 years after providing comprehensive information about the nature, objectives, risks and benefits of the study.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.