Received: 14 February 2020
Accepted: 24 August 2020
First Online: 7 September 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance was secured from Mekelle University College of health science IRB (research committee). Official letter of permissions was obtained from Tigray Regional Health Bureau and submitted to respective public hospitals’ CEO office and respondents were informed in detail about the purpose of the study. Information was then collected after informed consent was obtained from each participant (guardians/parents of the children). The informed consent was also applied for the newbons and and young mothers. The verbal consent was obtained from a parent on behalf of the participants under the age of 16.Respondents were allowed to refuse or discontinue participation at any time they want. Information was collected anonymously and confidentiality was assured throughout the study period.
: Not applicable.
: We the authors declare that we have no competing interests.