Funding for this research was provided by:
University of Gondar (Not Applicable)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-04-15
Received: 15 October 2019
Accepted: 27 March 2020
First Online: 15 April 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was conducted after ethical approval was obtained from the Ethical Review Board of the Institute of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Science, University of Gondar. Official letters of permission were obtained from the Amhara Regional Health Bureau and West Gojjam Zone Health Department to communicate District Health Offices. Permission was also obtained from each District Health office, and all the study participants were informed about the purpose of the study.The study participants were requested for verbal consent only as the study had minimal risk to the study participants. To get their verbal consent, we read off the information sheet and consent form for each participant. The protocol of the study including the verbal consent was approved by the Institute of Public Health Ethical Review Board, University of Gondar. Confidentiality of the information and the right of participants to withdraw at any time were ensured at all times of the data collection process. Study team members safeguarded the confidentiality and anonymity of study participants throughout the entire study.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.