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, methodology articles, case reports, and commentaries in all areas of maternal and child health (MCH) and HIV/AIDS in low and middle-income countries, and around the world. 

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

In addition to papers on broader MCH and HIV/AIDS issues, IJMA provides a forum for the publication of papers that highlight the intersection between MCH and HIV/AIDS around the world, especially in developing countries. 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, therefore, prioritizes the publication of papers that document and disseminate developing country research, particulary if those papers are products of collaboration between researchers in developed and developing countries. 

In recognition of the widening socioeconomic and health inequalities in populations in developed countries, IJMA will publish papers from global health researchers, practitioners, and other professionals working with health disparity populations and issues worldwide. 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

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.


Effective October 30, 2016, our Article Processing Charges (APC) increased from $105 to $500 for authors in developed countries; and from $65 to $300 for authors in developing countries.   

Posted: 2016-10-04
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 1

Table of Contents

Original Article

Maria Isabel Roldos, MPA, MA, DrPH, Phaedra Corso, PhD, Justin Ingels, PhD
Xiaoxiao Lu, MD, MPH, Hee-Soon Juon, PhD, Sunmin Lee, ScD
Stephen Stephen, MSc, Chiwoneso Gwyneth Elizabeth Muchaneta-Kubara, PhD, Marshall Wesley Munjoma, PhD, Gibson Mandozana, PhD
Karen Marie Hampanda, PhD, MPH, Lisa L. Abuogi, MD, MS, Yusuf Ahmed, MPH, BM
Guillaine Neza, BSc, Wilberforce Mwizerwa, BA, Jackline Odhiambo, BA, Bethany L. Hedt-Gauthier, PhD, Lisa R. Hirschhorn, MD, MPH, Placidie Mugwaneza, MD, MPH, Jean Paul Umugisha, BA, Felix Rwabukwisi Cyamatare, MD, MPH, Christine Mutaganzwa, MD, MSc, Neil Gupta, MD, MPH
Foluke Adenike Olatona, MBBS, MPH, FMCPH, Jesupelumi Oreoluwa Adenihun, MBBS, Sunday Adedeji Aderibigbe, MBBS, MPH, FWACP, Oluwafunmilayo Funke Adeniyi, MBBS, FMCPaed
Gerald J. Makuka, MD, Moses M. Sango, MD, Ayubu E. Mashambo, MD, Abednego E. Mashambo, MD, Sia E Msuya, MD, PhD, Sabina P Mtweve, MD, MSc
Lucien Honore Etame Sone, PhD, Roger Ahouga Voufo, MSc, Henriette Thérèse Dimodi, PhD, Michel Kengne, PhD, Cédric Gueguim, MSc, Nnanga Ngah, PhD, Julius Oben, PhD, Judith Laure Ngondi, PhD
Vatsla Dadhwal, MD, Aparna Sharma, MD, Kavita Khoiwal, MD, Dipika Deka, MD, Plaboni Sarkar, MD, P. Vanamail, MPS, PhD