About the Authors

Estifanos Biru Shargie

Contributed equally to this work with: Estifanos Biru Shargie, Bernt Lindtjørn

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: estifanos_b@yahoo.com

Affiliations Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway , Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Regional State Health Bureau, Awassa, Ethiopia

Bernt Lindtjørn

Contributed equally to this work with: Estifanos Biru Shargie, Bernt Lindtjørn

Affiliation Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

EBS drafted the design of the study, conducted the study, performed data entry and analysis, and wrote the manuscript. BL participated in the design, data analysis, and write-up of the manuscript. Both authors read and approved the final draft of the manuscript.