Received: 13 March 2019
Accepted: 12 July 2019
First Online: 19 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval of SMART surveys in South Sudan are granted by the Nutrition Technical Working Group. This study was ethically approved by the working group on 3rd October, 2017. For participants, involvement in the survey was voluntary. Respondents signed a consent form before start of the interview and for respondents with limited capacity to sign, they thumb-printed ahead of the interview and assessments. Mothers and/or caregivers of moderately and severely acutely malnourished children (assessed with weight-for-height or with mid-upper-arm-circumference) were informed of their condition and a referral slip to the nearest health facility was provided.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.