After many months of planning, the International Journal of MCH and AIDS (IJMA) debuted in 2012 as a new global health journal with special emphasis on highlighting issues concerning the developing world, also known as the diseases of poverty. IJMA’s first editorial presented the case for a journal like IJMA—points that are as important today, as they were then. Four years on, an increasing number of peer-reviewed journals are devoting substantial coverage to research in developing countries. We welcome this development as it supports our mission to advance research capacity development in low- and middle-income countries.

At the doorstep of a brand-new 2016, IJMA is once again charting new waters. We are excited with the launch of IJMA Blog—a global health blog and platform for advancing global health issues in the developing world as well as populations facing disparities across the world. IJMA Blog shall be a confetti of ideas, with opportunity to all those who share in eliminating the burden of diseases of populations in the poorest corners of the world.

IJMA Blog will continue to share the journal’s passion for mitigating public health issues affecting the world and developing countries in particular.

In this edition of Let Us Know (LUK), IJMA Blog Co-Editor Eta Ashu interviews Mr. Isaac Eranga, a maternal and child health activist and health writer from Nigeria. He calls attention to the problems of unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions that deserve immediate action.  QUESTION: If GHEP were implement one project in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health, more specifically in Nigeria, what would you recommend? Answer: If the organization were to tackle a problem in Nigeria, I would s

In this edition of Let Us Know (LUK), IJMA Blog Co-Editor Eta Ashu encounters Adedotun Owolabi, a young, dynamic and ambitious public health scientist who discusses the urgent need to address child health and Nutrition in Nigeria.  LUK: If the Global Health and Education Projects, Inc. (GHEP) were implement one project in the field of maternal and child health in developing countries, specifically in Nigeria, what would you recommend? Answer: New findings estimate that nearly 4 in 10 Nigerian ch

In this edition of Let Us Know (LUK), IJMA Blog Co-Editor Eta Ashu interviews Dr. Olaoluwa Pheabian Akinwale, the Director of Research (Neglected Tropical Diseases) and head of the Molecular Parasitology Research Laboratory, Public Health Division, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research. He calls for urgent action on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).  LUK: If GHEP were implement one project in the field of Infectious Disease and Chronic Diseases, specifically in Nigeria, what would you recomme