Funding for this research was provided by:
Boricha district (BWH/1314/10)
NORAD project (Nor/158/10)
Received: 27 February 2020
Accepted: 12 August 2020
First Online: 20 August 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance was obtained from the Hawassa University, institutional review board with a reference number of IRB/143/10. Child assent and informed written consent were obtained from the sampled children and their parents. Children with protozoa parasites and severe under-nutrition were referred to nearby public health institutions for further investigation and treatment. The ethical considerations were addressed by treating those who were diagnosed with intestinal helminthic parasites using albendazole.
: Not applicable.
: Both authors declare that they have no competing interests.