The African Journal of Primary Health & Family Medicine welcomes submissions that encourage scholarly exchange between family medicine and primary health care researchers and practitioners across Africa and the developing world, whilst providing a contextual and holistic view of family medicine as practiced across the continent. View our Editorial Team.

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Original Research

Nurse managers’ experiences regarding the use of key performance indicators in developing work plans  
Thembelihle S. P. Ngxongo, Judith N. Mdima Masondo
30 November 2022

Original Research - Special Collection: Pain Management and Palliative Care

The role of community health workers in palliative care in a rural subdistrict in South Africa  
Elza M. van Heerden, Louis S. Jenkins
09 November 2022


COP27 Climate Change Conference: Urgent action needed for Africa and the world  
Lukoye Atwoli, Gregory E. Erhabor, Aiah A. Gbakima, Abraham Haileamlak, Jean-Marie Kayembe Ntumba, James Kigera, Laurie Laybourn-Langton, Robert Mash, Joy Muhia, Fhumulani M. Mulaudzi, David Ofori-Adjei, Friday Okonofua, Arash Rashidian, Maha El-Adawy, Siaka Sidibé, Abdelmadjid Snouber, James Tumwine, Sahar Yassien Mohammad, Paul Yonga, Lilia Zakhama, Chris Zielinski
04 November 2022

Original Research

Nutritional status and dietary pattern of the elderly in Thulamela Municipality of Vhembe District  
Selekane A. Motadi, Tshifhiwa Khorommbi, Lungile Maluleke, Anzani Mugware, Lindelani Mushaph
03 November 2022

Original Research

Healthcare providers’ views of factors influencing family planning data quality in Tshwane District, South Africa  
Sophy M. Moloko, Mokholelana M. Ramukumba
02 November 2022

Short Report – Special Collection: Climate Change

How did primary health care in Beira experience Cyclone Idai?  
Christian L. Lokotola, Tibo Uyttersprot, Priscilla Felimone, Charlotte Scheerens
01 November 2022

Short Report – Special Collection: Climate Change

Climate change poses a threat to nutrition and food security in Kilifi County, Kenya  
Susan J. Cheruiyot, Mary Kimanthi, Jacob S. Shabani, Nelson F. Nyamu, Catherine Gathu, Felix Agoi, Fleur De Meijer
31 October 2022

Original Research

Investigating physician self-referral in public hospitals in South East Nigeria: Insights from stakeholders  
Bartholomew S. Eze, Mari Jones
31 October 2022

Original Research

Evaluation of factors associated with medical male circumcision in South Africa: A case-control study  
Sylvester O. Okhue, Robert J. Mash
31 October 2022


Financing and payment reforms for primary health care and universal health care in Africa  
Shabir Moosa
19 October 2022
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