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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 Deidré Pretorius, University of the Witwatersrand, 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

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
From malaria control to elimination in South Africa: The researchers’ perspectives
Khumbulani W. Hlongwana, Joyce Tsoka-Gwegweni
Vol 8, No 1 (2016), 10 pages
Published: 2016-07-29

Original Research - Towards Achieving 2015 Millennium Development Goals
Food fortification knowledge in women of child-bearing age at Nkowankowa township in Mopani District, Limpopo Province, South Africa
Selekane A. Motadi, Vanessa Mbhatsani, Kulani O. Shilote
Vol 8, No 2 (2016), 5 pages
Published: 2016-07-29

Original Research
Khat chewing and cirrhosis in Somaliland: Case series
Hawa D. Mahamoud, Sabah Mohammed Muse, Lewis R. Roberts, Philip R. Fischer, Michael S. Torbenson, Tim Fader
Vol 8, No 1 (2016), 4 pages
Published: 2016-07-28


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

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