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The African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine (PHCFM) 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 practised across the continent. The journal is indispensable for primary health care practitioners, family medicine specialists and academics from both the developing and developed worlds, and offers an engaging insight into the growth of these disciplines from a distinctly African and developing world perspective.

Scientific Editor: Prof Bob Mash, Department of Family Medicine & Primary Care, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Section Editor - Sexual Health: Dr
Elmari Mulder Craig, Southern African Sexual Health Association (SASHA), South Africa
Section Editor - Pain management and palliative care: Dr Peter Kamerman, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Managing Editor:
Dr Pierre J.T. de Villiers, South African Academy of Family Physicians, South Africa.
Endorsed by: Southern African Sexual Health Association (South Africa) and PainSA (South Africa).

Department of family Medicine & Primary Care, Stellenbosch University


Call for papers for new sections of PHCFM: Pain management and palliative care and sexual health. Read more >>

New editorial board

The new editorial board for the 3-year period from 01 January 2016 to 31 December 2018 has been confirmed. View the new editorial board >>

Press release

AOSIS is proud to announce that its journal, the African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine (PHCFM), is now included in PubMed Central (PMC). PMC is a free digital repository of almost 3 million full-text research articles on Biomedicine and Life Sciences, and a major database for the US National Center for Biotechnology Information. PHCFM publishes cutting-edge peer-reviewed research in primary health care and family medicine and remains an indispensable resource for primary health care practitioners in both the developing and developed worlds. The current edition of PHCFM, as well as archives dating back to 2009, can be found at

Latest articles

Original Research
Disaggregated data to improve child health outcomes
Ann M.E.T. Tshabalala, Myra Taylor
Vol 8, No 1 (2016), 7 pages
Published: 2016-12-02

Original Research
An assessment of implementation of CommunityOriented Primary Care in Kenyan family medicine postgraduate medical education programmes
Ian J. Nelligan, Jacob Shabani, Stephanie Taché, Gulnaz Mohamoud, Megan Mahoney
Vol 8, No 1 (2016), 4 pages
Published: 2016-12-02

Original Research
Knowledge and practices of supervisors on the performance management and development system at rural primary health care facilities in the Limpopo Province
Rosemary H. Mashego, Linda Skaal
Vol 8, No 1 (2016), 5 pages
Published: 2016-12-02


ISSN: 2071-2928 (print) | ISSN: 2071-2936 (online)

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