Received: 23 February 2020
Accepted: 24 May 2020
First Online: 8 June 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This protocol was reviewed and approved by National Research Ethics Review Committee of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa. Letters were written to Dire Dawa Regional Health Bureau, Wahil Health Center and Biyo Awale Health Center, to get their permission and for their possible cooperation by the Ethiopian Institute of Water Resources. Consent was obtained from Dire Dawa Regional Health Bureau and the respective rural community leaders. Information about the study and its objectives was provided to mothers and caregivers and their written consent was obtained. Data gathered from the study participants was used only for the purpose of this study and results were kept confidential. Data collectors advised mothers and caregivers to seek care for diarrhea of their children at nearby health posts or health centers. At the end of the study, households in the control arm were provided with bottles of WaterGuard in order to avoid bias.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interest.