In recognition of the fact that health research can bring numerous tangible benefits to the health status of people, IJMA shall be a catalyst for developing the next generation of top-notch researchers, scientists, academics, and public health leaders in the developing world by providing a platform for peer mentorship, intellectual exchange, and academic publishing.

  • <h7>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.</h7><p><i>Michel Sidibe, UNAIDS Executive Director</i></p>
  •  <h7> To learn how to protect yourself. </h7>
  • <h7>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. </h7><p><i>Michel Sidibe, UNAIDS Executive Director</i></p>
  • <h7>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'</h7><p><i>Michel Sidibe, UNAIDS Executive Director</i></p>
  • <h7>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?</h7><p><i>Nelson R. Mandela, The Nelson Mandela Foundation</i></p>
  • <h7>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</h7><p><i>Mirta Moses, Director, PAHO.</i></p>
  • <h7>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. </h7><p><i>UNICEF, 2011</i></p>
  • <h7>A society that cuts itself off from its youth severs its lifeline; it is condemned to bleed to death.</h7><p>Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary-General</p>
  • <h7>Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.</h7><p>Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. </p>

About the Journal

The International Journal of MCH and AIDS (IJMA) is a United States-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. The journal 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.

IJMA 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.

Worldwide Geographic and Subject-matter Leadership
IJMA’s editorial team comprises of 52 multi-disciplinary, global health experts, representing 21 countries from all regions of the World Health Organization reflecting a wide spectrum of the developed and developing countries. This means that each manuscript submitted to IJMA receives rigorous and fairest opportunity from experts who possess both subject-matter and geographic expertise in the subject area of the submission. Each of our reviewers understand not only the subject but the area where the work was conducted thus bringing perspective to the rigorous review process and support to authors.

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.

Free Manuscript Submission
Manuscript submission to IJMA is free to all established and emerging scientists, researchers, and program officials from all parts of the world.

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, including smoking, alcohol,
    substance use, violence and injury,
  • Quality of life and mental health disparities affecting MCH and HIV/AIDS populations,
  • Social, behavioral, and biological determinants of MCH and HIV/AIDS and well-being
  • 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,
  • 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 formulation process,
  • Applications of surveillance, trend, and multilevel methods, and use of novel approaches in both quantitative and qualitative research studies.
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Romuladus E. Azuine, DrPH, MPH, RN

EDITOR: Gopal K. Singh, PhD, MS, MSc

NON-PROFIT PUBLISHER: Global Health and Education Projects, Inc., Washington, DC, USA.

FREQUENCY: Continuous –accepted papers are published on a rolling basis.

ISSN: 2161-864X (Online)

ISSN: 2161-8674 (Print)

ESTABLISHED: 2011

FIRST PUBLISHED: 2012


 

 

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Original Article

International Journal of MCH and AIDS
Volume 3, Issue 2, 2015, Pages 150-158
PEPFAR Funding and Reduction in HIV Infection Rates in 12 Focus Sub-Saharan African Countries: A Quantitative Analysis
Roger J. Chin, MA, MPA; Domrongphol Sangmanee, MA; Lisa Piergallini, MA;

Original Article

International Journal of MCH and AIDS
Volume 3, Issue 2, 2015, Pages 134-149
Widening Geographical Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in the United States, 1969-2011
Gopal K. Singh, PhD; Romuladus E. Azuine, DrPH, RN; Mohammad Siahpush, PhD; Shanita D. Williams, PhD, MPH;

Original Article

International Journal of MCH and AIDS
Volume 3, Issue 2, 2015, Pages 119-133
Increasing Area Deprivation and Socioeconomic Inequalities in Heart Disease, Stroke, and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Among Working Age Populations, United States, 1969-2011
Gopal K. Singh, PhD; Mohammad Siahpush, PhD; Romuladus E. Azuine, DrPH, RN; Shanita D. Williams, PhD, RN, MPH;

Original Article

International Journal of MCH and AIDS
Volume 3, Issue 2, 2015, Pages 106-118
Widening Socioeconomic and Racial Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in the United States, 1969-2013
Gopal K. Singh, PhD; Mohammad Siahpush, PhD; Romuladus E. Azuine, DrPH, RN; Shanita D. Williams, PhD, RN, MPH;

Original Article

International Journal of MCH and AIDS
Volume 3, Issue 2, 2015, Pages 96-105
Sociodemographic and Health Determinants of Inequalities in Life Expectancy in Least Developed Countries
Md Nazrul Islam Mondal, PhD; Md Monzur Morshad Nasir Ullah, MSc; Md Rafiqul Islam, PhD; Md Shafiur Rahman, MSc; Md Nuruzzaman Khan, BSc; Kazi Mohiuddin Ahmed, MBBS, MPH; Mohammad Shariful Islam, MPhil;

Methodology Article

International Journal of MCH and AIDS
Volume 3, Issue 1, 2015, Pages 85-95
Socio-ecological Model as a Framework for Overcoming Barriers and Challenges in Randomized Control Trials in Minority and Underserved Communities
Hamisu M. Salihu, MD, PhD; Ronee E. Wilson, PhD, MPH; Lindsey M. King, MPH, CHES, CCRP; Phillip J. Marty, PhD; Valerie E. Whiteman, MD;

Editorial

International Journal of MCH and AIDS
Volume 3, Issue 1, 2015, Pages 81-84
Overcoming Challenges in Conducting Clinical Trials in Minority Populations: Identifying and Testing What Works
Romuladus E. Azuine, DrPH, RN; Sussan E. Ekejiuba, DVM, PhD;

Original Article

International Journal of MCH and AIDS
Volume 3, Issue 1, 2015, Pages 74-80
Effectiveness Comparison of Mothers’ In-person Versus Written Nutritional Education Intervention on Infant Growth in Iran
Nemati Ali, PhD; Tazakori Zahra, PhD; Maryam Namadi Vosogh, MSN; Nazila Vosoghi, MSN; Maryam Zare, PhD; Afroz Mardi, PhD; Adham Davoud, PhD; Hamidzadeh Arbabi Yousef, PhD; Kazemzadeh Rafat, MSN;

Original Article

International Journal of MCH and AIDS
Volume 3, Issue 1, 2015, Pages 63-73
Religion, Ethnicity and Contraceptive Use among Reproductive age Women in Nigeria
Phillips Edomwonyi Obasohan, MEd, MBA, MSc;

Original Article

International Journal of MCH and AIDS
Volume 3, Issue 1, 2015, Pages 53-62
Global Inequalities in Youth Mortality, 2007-2012
Gopal K. Singh, PhD; Anagha Lokhande; Romuladus E. Azuine, DrPH, RN;

Original Article

International Journal of MCH and AIDS
Volume 3, Issue 1, 2015, Pages 44-52
Household Headship and Infant Mortality in India: Evaluating the Determinants and Differentials
Ashish Kumar Gupta, M Phil; Kakoli Borkotoky, M Phil; Amit Kumar, M Phil;

Systematic Review

International Journal of MCH and AIDS
Volume 3, Issue 1, 2015, Pages 31-43
Anti-retroviral Therapy and Pregnancy Outcomes in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review
Fekadu Mazengia Alemu, MPH; Alemayehu Worku Yalew, PhD; Mesganaw Fantahun, PhD; Eta Ebasi Ashu, Msc;

Review Article

International Journal of MCH and AIDS
Volume 3, Issue 1, 2015, Pages 22-30
Mental Health in Developing Countries: Challenges and Opportunities in Introducing Western Mental Health System in Uganda
Janice Katherine Kopinak, MHSc, MSc., RN;

Original Article

International Journal of MCH and AIDS
Volume 3, Issue 1, 2015, Pages 16-21
Social and Economic Barriers to Exclusive Breastfeeding in Rural Zimbabwe
Munyaradzi Muchacha, BSW; Edmos Mtetwa, MSc;

Original Article

International Journal of MCH and AIDS
Volume 3, Issue 1, 2015, Pages 7-15
Infant and Young Child Feeding Behavior among Working Mothers in India: Implications for Global Health Policy and Practice
Vinay Kumar, MD, MPH; Gunjan Arora; Ish Kumar Midha, MBBS, DCH; Yogender Pal Gupta, PhD;

Commentary

International Journal of MCH and AIDS
Volume 3, Issue 1, 2015, Pages 1-6
Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic: What Can the World Learn and Not Learn from West Africa?
Romuladus E. Azuine, DrPH, RN; Sussan E. Ekejiuba, DVM, PhD; Gopal K. Singh, PhD; Magnus A. Azuine, PhD;

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