Funding for this research was provided by:
Addis Ababa University
Received: 24 August 2020
Accepted: 1 December 2020
First Online: 21 December 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance was obtained from the institutional review board (IRB) of the College of Health Sciences (CHS) in Addis Ababa University and the School of Public Health (SPH) research ethics committee (REC). Both the SPH/REC and CHS/IRB approved verbal consent since the research did not involve invasive procedure that requires written consent according to the National Research Ethics Guideline [CitationRef removed]. Permission was also secured from the Regional Health Bureaus as well as from the respective district administration and Health Offices. Verbal consent was obtained from each respondent after the objective of the study was explained to all of them in their local language and the right to withdraw from the study at any time was also communicated. Anonymity and confidentiality of the information was assured and privacy of each respondent was maintained throughout the data collection process. Information sheet and consent form are uploaded into the Open Data Kit data collection template and archived electronically.
: Not applicable.
: Authors declare that we do not have competing interests.