It is morally wrong to make a mother choose between treatment for herself and treatment for her newborn. It is morally wrong that people should be dying of AIDS when treatment is available.
It is morally wrong that babies are still being born with HIV when we know how to prevent it. It is morally wrong that children are still growing up as AIDS orphans.
To be a partner for women and girls against violence and injustice, you do not have to be experts on human rights or gender. You do have to be committed to always asking in your daily work: 'How can I better engage women and girls to understand what they need'
A society that cuts itself off from its youth severs its lifeline; it is condemned to bleed to death.
When the history of our times is written, will we be remembered as the generation that turned our backs in a moment of global crisis or will it be recorded that we did the right thing?
No disease group is as vast and complex in scope as the noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Incorporating social determinants such as income and education, the NCDs call for an equally massive and comprehensive response
There are 1.2 billion adolescents across the world, 9 out of 10 of these young people live in developing countries. Millions are denied their basic rights to quality education, health care, protection and exposed to abuse and exploitation.
Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.
“The early years in a child’s life—when the human brain is forming—represent a critically important window of opportunity to develop a child’s full potential and shape key academic, social, and cognitive skills that determine a child’s success in school and in life.”—President Barack Obama
“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.”—President JF Kennedy
"The true character of a society is revealed in how it treats its children. History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children."—President Nelson Mandela

International Journal of MCH and AIDS (IJMA)

1The International Journal of MCH and AIDS (IJMA) is a U.S-based multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, global health, open access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, clinical studies, evaluation studies, policy analyses, and commentaries, opinions in all areas of maternal, infant, child health, (MCH) and HIV/AIDS in low and middle-income countries, and in populations that are experiencing health disparities (i.e. inequalities) around the world.

IJMA focuses on the social determinants of health and disease as well as on the disparities in the burden of communicable, non-communicable, and neglected tropical diseases affecting infants, children, women, adults, and families across the life span in developing countries and around the world.

The journal focuses on the intersection between MCH and HIV/AIDS around the world but more especially in the low and middle-income countries (LMICs), as classified by the World Bank. Diseases or healthcare policy issues impacting populations in LMICs, also known as developing countries or the global South, are currently under-documented and underreported in existing western-based, peer-reviewed journals. IJMA therefore places a huge emphasis on the documentation and dissemination of work and new findings especially when those papers are the products of collaboration between researchers in the global North and South.

IJMA’s primary focus is on the broader life-span trajectory of MCH and HIV/AIDS issues in developing countries. The journal’s Editors also recognize that there are widening socioeconomic and health inequalities in populations in developed countries; therefore, IJMA welcomes high-quality papers, opinion articles, and commentaries from scientists, researchers, policy experts, and other professionals working with health disparity populations and issues in the developed countries of the world. This includes cross-national studies that compare health and social inequalities between and within racial or different social and economic groups, as well as within or between developing and developed countries.

Scope and Areas of Coverage

The journal covers, but is not limited to, the following global health subject areas:

  • Life expectancy, cause-specific mortality, and human development,
  • Maternal, infant, child, and youth mortality and morbidity in developing countries,
  • Determinants and consequences of childhood and adolescent obesity and sedentary behaviors, 
  • Smoking, alcohol, substance-use, violence and injury prevention,
  • Quality of life and mental health disparities affecting MCH and HIV/AIDS populations,
  • Social, behavioral, and biological determinants of MCH and HIV/AIDS
  • Disparities in health and well-being based on gender, race, ethnicity, immigrant status, social class, education, income, disability status, etc.,
  • Region and/or country specific studies using different methodologies,
  • Family health, including changing dynamics of modern families,
  • Human sexuality and human development,
  • Neglected tropical diseases,
  • Use of science, technology and innovation to address national and global health issues
  • Technological innovations to address family health, MCH and HIV/AIDS,
  • Cross-national research on MCH and HIV/AIDS issues across the world,
  • Issues of resilience among populations impacted by HIV/AIDS,
  • Linkages between research results and national public policy,
  • Applications of surveillance, trend, and multilevel methods, and use of novel approaches in both quantitative and qualitative research studies.

Announcements

 

NEW SUBMISSION, WITHDRAWAL, AND FAST-TRACK REVIEW POLICIES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2016

 
In order to protect the integrity of our peer-review process, we are introducing new submission, withdrawal, and fast-track review policies.  
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BECOME OUR PEER-REVIEWER: 5-MINUTE REGISTRATION

 
As a Peer-Reviewer, you play a key role in helping IJMA to select and publish the best research in our field. Takes 5 minutes registration.  
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MUST READ: LISTS OF FAKE AND DUBIOUS OPEN-ACCESS JOURNALS AND PUBLISHERS

 

CAUTION: Authors beware of where you publish. Check out these lists of fake open-access journals and dubious open-access publishers. 

 
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Vol 5, No 1 (2016)

Table of Contents

Original Article

Modupe Rebekah Akinyinka, MBBS, MPH, FMCPH, Foluke Adenike Olatona, MBBS, MPH, FMCPH, Esther Oluwakemi Oluwole, MBBS, MPH, FMCPH
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