Received: 11 September 2021
Accepted: 2 June 2022
First Online: 14 June 2022
: Ethical clearance was obtained from the Ethical Committee of Addis Ababa University college of natural and computational science Research Ethics Committee. Support latter was also obtained from Somali Regional Health office. Capillary blood collection was performed after obtaining a signed written informed consent from parents for adolescent girls less than 16 years of age and oral assent from the girls. Girls who are 17 years and above signed a written informed consent form. The aim of the study was explained to all students. Each study participants was informed about the right to withdraw the consent and stop participation at any time without any form of prejudice. Privacy and confidentiality were maintained at each step of the study process. Aseptic techniques were assured by wearing gloves during blood collection and using new lancet for finger pricking. Penetrating injuries were avoided by using fresh self-retractable lancets for all participants to draw a minimal drop of blood for the anemia testing.
: Not Applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.