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 Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and AIDS (IJMA)

1The International Journal of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and AIDS (IJMA) is a U.S-based multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, global health, open access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, methodology articles, field studies or  field  reports, policy papers, and commentaries in all areas of maternal and child health (MCH) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).  

IJMA is the only open-access journal that focuses on the social determinants of health and disease and disparities in communicable, non-communicable diseases burden affecting the MCH  and HIV/AIDS populations including infants, children, women, men/fathers, and families across the life span.   

IJMA provides a global forum for the rapid publication of papers that advance the science, policy and practice of maternal and child health, and further interdisciplinary knowledge of prevention, management and care of HIV/AIDS in different populations. The journal provides a forum for disseminating work on those at risk of, infected and affected by HIV/AIDS including infants, children, women, fathers, families, and communities.

Diseases or health care issues impacting populations in the developing world (the global South), are currently under-documented and underreported in existing western-based, peer-reviewed journals. IJMA addresses this decades-old gap by prioritizing papers that document and disseminate MCH and HIV/AIDS research, policy and practice from low and middle-income countries (LMICs) in Africa, Asia, and South America. Authors of promising submissions from LMICs receive free manuscript development mentorship through IJMA's Peer Mentoring Program.    


IJMA is committed to the rapid dissemination of high-quality papers. The journal aims  to provide authors with rapid feedback as soon as possible. Depending on the quality of original submission, number of revisions recommended, journal's interest, and author-responsiveness, our goal is to publish accepted papers expeditiously.   

Scope and Areas of Coverage

IJMA's scope includes, but is not limited to, the following global MCH and HIV/AIDS issues: 

  • Maternal and child health (MCH) epidemiology, care, and practice,
  • HIV/AIDS epidemiology, research, care and practice,
  • Clinical trials and protocols in MCH and HIV/AIDS,
  • Health care including nursing of MCH and HIV/AIDS populations,
  • Life expectancy, cause-specific mortality, and human development,
  • Maternal, infant, child, and youth morbidity and mortality,
  • Childhood and adolescent obesity and sedentary behaviors, 
  • Smoking, alcohol, substance-use, violence and injury prevention,
  • Mental health in MCH and HIV/AIDS populations,
  • Social, behavioral, and biological determinants of MCH and HIV/AIDS,
  • 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 and wellness along the lifespan,
  • Human sexuality and human development,
  • Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs),
  • Technological innovations in MCH and HIV/AIDS,
  • Cross-national research on MCH and HIV/AIDS,
  • Resilience among MCH populations and those 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.


IJMA has been accepted for Indexing in PubMed Central and PubMed--two leading NIH indexing and abstracting databases with immediate effect.
Posted: 2016-10-02
In order to protect the integrity of our peer-review process, we are introducing new submission, withdrawal, and fast-track review policies.
Posted: 2016-01-29
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Vol 6, No 2

Table of Contents

Original Article

Manpreet Singh Khurmi, MBBS, MPH, Felix Sayinzoga, MD, MSc, Atakilt Berhe, MD, MPH, Tatien Bucyana MD, MPH, Assumpta Kayinamura Mwali, MD, MPH, MMed, Emmanuel Manzi, MD, MPH, Maharajan Muthu, MBBS, MD
George Chidi Anwuri, PhD, Michael S Dunn, PhD, Frederick Schulze, Ed.D
Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, PhD, MPH, Monica Rodriguez, MPH, Ijeoma Opara, MPH, MSW, Michelle Gardner, MPH, Maame Araba Assan, BS, Rodney Hammond, MPH, Jesus Plata, BS, Kimberly Pierre, BS, Ehsan Farag, BS
Gopal K Singh, PhD, Gem P Daus, MA, Michelle Allender, MS, BSN, RN, Christine T Ramey, MBA, BSN, RN, Elijah K Martin, Jr., MPH, Chrisp Perry, MPH, Andrew De Los Reyes, Ivy P Vedamuthu, MPH


Yaw Owusu, PhD, Prerana Medakkar, MSc, Elizabeth M. Akinnawo, MBBS, Althea Stewart-Pyne, RN, BN, MHSc, Eta E. Ashu, PhD

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