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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.
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).

Department of family Medicine & Primary Care, Stellenbosch University

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 - Towards Achieving 2015 Millennium Development Goals
Needs assessment for adapting TB directly observed treatment intervention programme in Limpopo Province, South Africa: A community-based participatory research approach
Jabu T. Mabunda, Lunic B. Khoza, Hubertus B. Van den Borne, Rachel T. Lebese
Vol 8, No 2 (2016), 7 pages
Published: 2016-07-22

Original Research - Towards Achieving 2015 Millennium Development Goals
Patterns of caesarean-section delivery in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Yibeltal T. Bayou, Yohana J.S. Mashalla, Gloria Thupayagale-Tshweneagae
Vol 8, No 2 (2016), 6 pages
Published: 2016-07-08

Original Research - Towards Achieving 2015 Millennium Development Goals
University of Venda’s male students’ attitudes towards contraception and family planning
Nanga R. Raselekoane, Keamogetse G. Morwe, Takalani Tshitangano
Vol 8, No 2 (2016), 7 pages
Published: 2016-07-08


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

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