About The African Health Monitor

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The African Health Monitor is a magazine of the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHOAFRO) published four times a year (January, April, July and October). It is a multilingual publication with peer reviewed articles in English, French and Portuguese.

The aim of the African Health Monitor is to promote and facilitate evidence-based policy and decisions to strengthening programmes for health promotion, protection, and restoration in the African Region. In order to achieve its aim, the Monitor serves as a medium for publication of articles that monitor the health situation and trends, and track progress toward the health-related Millennium Development Goals and other internationally agreed-upon goals. It will publish and disseminate relevant and scientifi cally rigorous public health information. It will also disseminate information on public health interventions carried out in the Member States with the cooperation of AFRO technical programmes.

Prospective authors should follow the Monitor stylesheet, which can be obtained by sending an email
message to the Editorial Offi ce at AHM@afro.who.int. or by using this intranet link http://intranet.afro.who.int/guidelines/ ahm.pdf

Editorial Board

Paul Lusamba-Dikassa (Editor-in-Chief)
Uche Amazigo
Rufaro Chatora
Alimata J. Diarra-Nam
Lucile Imboua
Tigest Ketsela
Matshidiso Moeti
Chris Mwikisa Ngenda
Jean-Baptiste Roungou
Bokar Toure
Oladapo Walker

Core Editorial Group

Derege Kebede (Editor)
Chris Zielinski (Chief Language Editor)
Emil Asamoah-Odei (Deputy Editor, English)
Issa Sanou (Deputy Editor, French)
Rui Gama Vaz (Deputy Editor, Portuguese)
Edoh William Soumbey-Alley (Deputy Editor, Statistics)
Samuel Ajibola (News and Events Editor)
All photos Aude-Armel Onlinou, WHO-AFRO

Editorial Office

Chris Zielinski (Managing Editor)
Samuel Ajibola (Production Manager)
Wenceslas Kouvividila
Angele Mandzoungou
Firmine Mavila

Associated Editors

Usman Abdulmumini
Olga Agbodjan-Prince
Bartholomew Akanmori
Abdikamal Alisalad
Ghislaine Conombo
Fernando Da Silveira
Jean-Marie Dangou
Babacar Drame
Carina Ferreira-Borges
Phanuel Habimana

Bah Keita
Georges Alfred Ki-zerbo
Joses Muthuri Kirigia
Andrew Kosia
Sidi Allel Louazani
Lucien Manga
Balcha Masresha
Marianna Maculan
Peter Ebongue Mbondji
Patience Mensah

Kasonde Mwinga
Likezo Mubil
Benjamin Nganda
Deo Nshimirimana
Louis Ouedraogo
Assimawe Paul Pana
Kweteminga Tshioko
Prosper Tumusiime

Photo Credits

Irene R. Lengui, L'IV Com Sàrl: pages 10, 13, 16, 54
Wikipedia: page 74
Aude-Armel Onlinou (Photo Editor)

The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect official WHO views.

© WHO-AFRO. Articles may be reproduced for noncommercial purposes by citing at least the Authors' names, title of article, year of issue and name of magazine (African Health Monitor, World Health Organization Regional Offi ce for Africa). For all other uses, permission for reproduction could be sought by sending an email request to the Editorial Office at AHM@afro.who.int.

The African Health Monitor
WHO Regional Office for Africa
Office #335
P.O. Box 6
Brazzaville
Republic of Congo
AHM@afro.who.int
Tel: + 47 241 39217
Fax: + 47 241 39509