Funding for this research was provided by:
United States Agency for International Development (AID-663-A-17-00002)
Received: 16 October 2018
Accepted: 30 January 2019
First Online: 19 February 2019
: MDA: MPH, Senior Health Systems Strengthening Adviser at USAID Transform: Primary Health Care, JSI Research and Training Institute Inc., Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. BFD: MPH, Deputy Chief of Party at USAID Transform: Primary Health Care, JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc. TAB: MPH, Health Extension and Primary Health Care Directorate, Federal Ministry of Health, Addis Ababa, and Ethiopia. ADA: MPH, Amhara Regional State Health Bureau, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Core Process, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.
: The research protocol of this quasi-experimental pre-post-intervention study was reviewed and granted (Certification reference number: HRTT02/137/2018) from the Amhara National Regional State Health Bureau Research and Ethics Review Committee. In addition, permission to conduct the study was obtained from USAID Transform: Primary Health Care project, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. [CitationRef removed]. Written informed consent was obtained from all study participants after providing brief explanations about the purpose and procedure of the study. To maintain the confidentiality of collected data, anonymity was maintained throughout the research process.
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