Funding for this research was provided by:
Wellcome Trust (093559)
Received: 28 June 2019
Accepted: 5 May 2020
First Online: 16 May 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by Addis Ababa University College of Health Sciences Institutional Review Board (IRB) (approval number 082/13/psy) and the Research Ethics Committee of Kings College London (approval number PNM/13/14-92). The mother provided informed consent for her own and her child’s participation in the study as well to access school records of the child. Assent was obtained from the children for the anthropometric assessment. Women with suicidal ideation were referred to Butajira hospital for treatment. As there are no normative data for rural Ethiopian children to determine abnormal scores on the SDQ, referral was not made on the basis of SDQ scores, but a referral to psychiatric services in Addis Ababa was made if the family expressed concern about the child’s mental health.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.