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Journal of HIV & Human Reproduction is the official Journal of the Nigerian National Task Team on PMTCT of HIV infection. It is a platform for the dissemination of scientific information on HIV and Human Reproduction activities in Nigeria and the developing countries of the world.
The Journal publishes contributions in English (with abstracts in French) from all fields of HIV Infection (Counselling, testing, treatment and care, prevention, support, behaviour change, impact, stigma, discrimination, adherence, faith-based approaches, evidence-based interventions, structural and environmental interventions, funding and policy issues, etc.) and the impact of HIV on Human Reproduction including elimination of MTCT strategies, method of conception, fertility issues, pregnancy outcomes and infant feeding practices.

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The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
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Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

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  Scope of the journal

The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of All aspect of HIV; Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Laboratory, Basic Sciences, community medicine, Pathology, Nursing, Management, Public Health, Pharmacy, gynecology, Immunology. . Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

  About The National PMTCT Task team

The National Task Team on Prevention of Mother to child Transmission (MTCT) of HIV was inaugurated by the Minister of Health in 2001 with the mandate of providing technical guidance and policy direction to the Federal Ministry of Health. Its membership is broad based, drawn from the academia, representatives of relevant bilateral and multilateral organizations and other stakeholders.
The Task Team provides technical advice to Government on effective policy-making and programming for Implementation of PMTCT services; takes the lead in updating National PMTCT Guidelines, Training Documents and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in line with International standards and best practices. It also supports the National HIV/AIDS Division in the advocacy for PMTCT at all levels, as well as supervision, Monitoring & Evaluation of PMTCT services in health facilities across the country and conducts Research that can be used to improve the delivery and outcome of PMTCT services in Nigeria.
The Secretariat of the National PMTCT Task Team is the National HIV/AIDS Division in the Department of Public Health of the Federal Ministry of Health. For effective and efficient delivery of their functions, the Task Team meets on a quarterly basis as scheduled by the Secretariat.

  About The National PMTCT Task team

Prof. Atiene S. Sagay O & G Dept, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos; Chairman
Prof. Edna Iroha Paed. Dept, Lagos University Teaching Hospital; Deputy Chair
Prof. W. N. Ogala Paediatrics Dept, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital,Zaria
Prof. Chris Akani O & G Dept, University of Port-Harcourt Teaching Hospital, P/H
Prof. A.I. Omoigberale Dept. Of Child Health, University of Benin Teaching Hospital,Benin
Prof. O. Shittu O & G Dept, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria
Prof. A. Zoakah Comm. Health Dept., Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos
Prof. J. Ikechebelu O & G Dept, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi
Dr. L.I Audu National Hospital, Abuja
Dr. J. Ambe Paediatrics Dept, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital
Dr. Clara Ejembi Comm. Health Dept., Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital
Dr. Joseph Onakewhor O & G Dept, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City
Dr. Calvin Chama O & G Dept, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital Maiduguri
Dr. Lawal W. Umar Paediatrics Dept, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Zaria
Dr. Hadiza Galadanci O & G Dept, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano
Dr. Ngozi Ibeziako Paediatrics Dept, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu
Dr. Stephen Oguche Paediatrics Dept, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos
Dr. Peter Nkwo O & G Dept, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu
Dr. Issac Elon Warnow Paediatrics Dept, Federal Medical Centre, Gombe
Dr. Chris Agboghoroma O & G Dept, National Hospital, Abuja
Dr. Alfred Massa O & G Dept, Federal Medical Centre, Gombe
Dr. Augusta Eneh Paediatrics Dept, University of Port-Harcourt Teaching Hospital
Dr Tosin Awolude O & G Dept, UCH Ibadan
Mrs. Lucy A. Attah WCH/ASWHAN
Mrs. Eunice Peters PMTCT Support Group, Makurdi
Dr Evelyn Ngige National Coordinator, HIV/AIDS Division, FMOH
Dr Chukwuma Anyaike Deputy Director, Prevention, HIV/AIDS Division, FMOH
Dr Deborah Bako Odoh PMTCT Focal Person, HIV/AIDS Division, FMOH
Mrs Ibidun Jolaoso PMTCT Unit, HIV/AIDS Division, FMOH
Dr Ifeanyi Ononuju PMTCT Unit, HIV/AIDS Division, FMOH
Heads Reproductive Health, Child Health & Nutrition Divisions, FMOH
Representative NACA, NPHCDA, NAFDAC
Representative USG CDC, USAID, DOD, IPs
Representative Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

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