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 - Special Collection: Pain Management and Palliative Care

Prognostic awareness and prognostic information preferences among advanced cancer patients in Kenya  
Hussein Elias, Semra Ozdemir, Joann Bairavi, Emmah Achieng, Eric A. Finkelstein
11 April 2024


Erratum: ‘I am afraid the news is not good’ – Breaking bad news in the time of COVID: Experiences from a field hospital  
Charmaine Cunningham, Pat Mayers, Janet Giddy, Magdaleen de Swardt, Peter Hodkinson
10 April 2024

Review Article

Fast-track interventions for HIV and AIDS epidemic control among key populations: A rapid review  
Zamasomi P.B. Luvuno, Ebenezer Wiafe, NomaKhosi Mpofana, Makgobole M. Urusla, Celenkosini T. Nxumalo
08 April 2024

Short Report - Special Collection: Innovative educational methods for FM training in Africa

Don’t wait for the perfect moment: The national training program in family medicine in Angola  
Israel C. Avelino, Kama Sandra M. Chimuco, Niurka T. Díaz, Adelson G. Jantsch
08 April 2024


Information on medicines: Does independence from industry influence matter?  
Barbara Mintzes
29 March 2024

Short Report - Special Collection: Innovative educational methods for FM training in Africa

Development of entrustable professional activities for family medicine in South Africa  
Robert Mash, Louis Jenkins, Mergan Naidoo
29 March 2024

Original Research

Perceptions of community health workers on teenage pregnancy in rural Limpopo: A qualitative study  
Rakgadi G. Malapela, Sheillah H. Mboweni, Patrone R. Risenga
24 March 2024

Original Research

Availability of resources for paediatric hearing care in a South African province  
Mukovhe Phanguphangu, Khomotjo Kgare, Ashley Flynn, Sinelihle Kotelana, Siphesihle Mfeketo, Sinovuyo Njiva
22 March 2024

Original Research

Type 1 diabetes care delivery in Yaoundé, Cameroon: Social and political representations  
Hervé B. Djiofack Kentsop, Christina Zarowsky, Julia E. von Oettingen
15 March 2024

Short Report - Special Collection: Innovative educational methods for FM training in Africa

IDEAL: Maintaining PHC-focused training in a MBChB programme through a COVID-induced innovation  
Ian Couper, Julia Blitz, Therese Fish
11 March 2024
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 Website Update: Scheduled Platform Maintenance

Dear valued editor, author, reviewer, and reader. We are writing to inform you that we have scheduled updates for our managed servers on the night of April 17, 2024, until April 18, 2024. During this update, you may experience some temporary unavailability of the journal platform. We anticipate the downtime to last between 45 and 120 minutes. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding as we strive to enhance our services.  
Posted: 2024-04-11

Notification: Get ready for our latest article!

'Self-management challenges of adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Ekurhuleni district primary health care facilities amid COVID-19 lockdown’ authored by Siphiwe S. Mahlare, Melitah M. Rasweswe and Thifhelimbilu I. Ramavhoya is on its way. Stay tuned for thought-provoking insights and valuable information coming your way 22 April 2024! Contribution excerpt: ’More knowledge and insight into self-management and health promotion of patients with T2DM was provided by this study. Increased training needs arose for PHC nurses in managing and monitoring patients.'  
Posted: 2024-04-16

Call for Papers: Extended deadline for submissions: PHCFM topical short report collections


Submit your manuscripts for the open-access scholarly journal, African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine, for the topical short report collections on Innovative educational methods for family medicine training in Africa. Read more at https://rb.gy/1ebzb6 The new deadline for submission: 1 May 2024. New expected publication date: 31 August 2024. Maximise the journal's impact and share your expertise with a wider audience.

Posted: 2023-11-13

Book Release: Functional fitness for adults living with Down syndrome


Authored by Pieter-Henk Boer. The purpose of this book is to provide a group of adults living with intellectual disability (ID), specifically Down syndrome (DS), with their unique instrument to assess functional fitness. Preview and purchase  https://tinyurl.com/mr253bz3 @_AOSIS

Posted: 2022-07-17 More...

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