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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Advancing primary care: Establishing family medicine specialty in Tanzania  
Eric L. Aghan, Henry Ziegler, Donatus R. Mutasingwa, Enica R. Massawe, Peter J. Wangwe, Dennis Lyakurwa, Muzdalifat Abeid, Riaz Ratansi, Nadeem Kassam, Esther Johnston
04 December 2023


Corrigendum: Retention of service users on opioid substitution therapy in the City of Tshwane, South Africa  
Daniela S. Goeieman, Dimakatso S. Nonyane, Doudou K. Nzaumvila, Michelle N.S. Janse van Rensburg
30 November 2023


Erratum: Current state of preconception care in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic scoping review  
Winifred C. Ukoha, Ntombifikile G. Mtshali, Lateef Adepeju
28 November 2023

Original Research

Unveiling contextual influences of maternal satisfaction with labour care services in Nigeria: A qualitative inquiry  
Titilope A. Awotunde, Mary Ani-Amponsah, Dolapo E. Ajala, Simeon A. Ojo, Thomas O. Adeleke, Olufemi T. Awotunde, Akintayo D. Olaolorun
28 November 2023

Original Research

Self-care behaviours and practices of professional nurses working in primary health care clinics  
Mukelani L. Muhlare, Charlene Downing
08 November 2023


Time to treat the climate and nature crisis as one indivisible global health emergency  
Kamran Abbasi, Parveen Ali, Virginia Barbour, Thomas Benfield, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Stephen Hancocks, Richard Horton, Laurie Laybourn-Langton, Robert Mash, Peush Sahni, Wadeia M. Sharief, Paul Yonga, Chris Zielinski
03 November 2023

Original Research

Final-year medical students’ reflections on types of significant events in primary care  
Samantha Dube, Motlatso Mlambo, Nontsikelelo O. Mapukata O. Mapukata
01 November 2023

Original Research

Traditional health practitioners’ training needs on biomedical knowledge and skills in a South African township  
Mabitja Moeta, Maurine R. Musie, Raikane J. Seretlo, Maikeleng Ledimo, Melitah M. Rasweswe, Eugene Makhavhu, Fhumulani M. Mulaudzi
01 November 2023

Short Report

School-based healthcare services in Cape Town, South Africa: When there’s a will, there’s a way  
Nadia Ahmed, Carey Pike, Jessica Lee, Colleen Wagner, Linda-Gail Bekker
27 October 2023

Original Research - Special Collection: Pain Management and Palliative Care

Development of a pain self-management intervention framework for people with spinal cord injury  
Mokgadi K. Mashola, Elzette Korkie, Diphale J. Mothabeng
26 October 2023
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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

Vlog: Unveiling indigenous knowledge: A book discussion on integrative health care for indigenous women


Join us for an engaging book discussion https://shorturl.at/fjvE2 on indigenous knowledge in health care for indigenous women! Discover insights from the open-access book 'Working with Indigenous Knowledge: Strategies for Health Professionals'. Watch the video now! Read the book at https://shorturl.at/chwGS.

Posted: 2023-11-09

Event: Open Access Week 2023 - Embracing community over commercialisation


AOSIS is celebrating Open Access Week 2023! This year’s theme, ‘Community over Commercialisation’, aligns with our mission to democratise scholarly knowledge. We’ve curated three articles on open access  for you, please select each heading to read the full article:
1. Open access: A bridge to public interest amid commercialisation
2. Community over commercialisation: Combating knowledge monopolies in scholarly publishing
3. Knowledge for all: The rise and impact of open publishing platforms
By reading these articles, you’ll expand your horizons and deepen your understanding of the open access landscape.

Posted: 2023-10-23

Event: Experience the excitement of AOSIS Laureatus Awards 2023: Videos now available for viewing!


We are pleased to announce that the AOSIS Laureatus Awards 2023 videos are ready for viewing. This year’s awards, divided into three videos, is hosted by AOSIS’ Executive Chairman, Dr Pierre de Villiers, and our Chief Executive Officer, Cecile de Villiers. The three award categories are the Journal Indexing Awards, Journal Article Citations Awards, and the Book Downloads Awards. We invite you to join us to recognise the remarkable achievements of our editors and authors at the AOSIS Laureatus Awards (click here). We eagerly anticipate observing the remarkable accomplishments that our editors and authors will achieve this year.

Posted: 2023-10-26

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

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