Received: 16 July 2021
Accepted: 6 December 2021
First Online: 23 December 2021
: All protocols involving human data has to be prepared in accordance with the <b>guidelines of Declaration of Helsinki. Accordingly,</b> all methods were carried out in accordance with the National Research Ethics Guideline (NREG) [CitationRef removed]. <b>E</b>thical 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 NREG. Permission was also secured from the Regional Health Bureaus as well as from the respective district administration and Health Offices. Verbal consent was also 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. Adequate clarification was made on any concern study participants had. Anonymity and confidentiality of the information was assured and privacy of each respondent was maintained throughout the data collection process. Information sheet and the completed verbal consent form are uploaded into the Open Data Kit data collection template and archived electronically.
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: Authors declare that we do not have competing interests.