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Aims and Scope

Driven and guided by the priorities articulated in the Malawi National Health Research Agenda, the Malawi Medical Journal publishes original research, short reports, case reports, viewpoints, insightful editorials and commentaries that are of high quality, informative and applicable to the Malawian and sub-Saharan Africa regions. Our particular interest is to publish evidence-based research that impacts and informs national health policies and medical practice in Malawi and the broader region.

Topics covered in the journal include, but are not limited to:

  • Communicable diseases (HIV and AIDS, Malaria, TB, etc.)
  • Non-communicable diseases (Cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, etc.)
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health (Adolescent health, education, pregnancy and abortion, STDs and HIV and AIDS, etc.)
  • Mental health
  • Environmental health
  • Nutrition
  • Health systems and health policy (Leadership, ethics, and governance)
  • Community systems strengthening research
  • Injury, trauma, and surgical disorders