The African Journal of Health Sciences has been in circulation since 1994. Initially it was published Bi-Annually. Due to increased demand, it went quarterly in 2008 and is now published Bi-Monthly since 2015. The demand still remains very high and we intend to go Monthly by the end of 2020. The Journal is peer reviewed and quality of Manuscripts in the publication remains high.

For online submissions send to Editor-In-Chief to

Information to Contributors

The African Journal of Health Sciences provides a forum for communication of research results and policy issues in health sciences and related disciplines. The journal is dedicated to serving, primarily, scientists in Africa who desire to publish their research findings and those outside the content wishing to contribute to global health. The Editorial Board will therefore, give priority to articles that make significant contribution to the development and promotion of health in Africa.

Frequency of Publication - Bi-Monthly

Each issue will essentially contain the following sections, with variants where necessary:

  1. A short editorial statement on policy issues not more than two thousand words, placed not necessarily on the first page.
  2. A short review, not more than five thousand words, titled ‘Perspective’ on a current topic in the health sciences.
  3. One or two review articles by invitation or on application.
  4. Peer reviewed articles by invitation or an application.
  5. Letters to the editor
  6. News – about, and on, African health and related matters.
Research Papers

Research papers should be composed of the following in this order, clearly typed in double space:

  1. Title, which should be short and specific
  2. Full names of all the authors, qualifications and affiliations of each, and full address of each author. (Qualifications of authors are only required for the purposes of Editor’s use and not for publication).
  3. Name and address of the corresponding author (s) with his/her phone number and email address.
  4. Sources of financial support, if any.
  5. Summary of not more than 200 words.
  6. Introduction.
  7. Materials and methods.
  8. Results.
  9. Discussion.
  10. Conclusion.
  11. Acknowledgements placed immediately after the text, and before the references.
  12. Citations and references applying the Vancouver Style

Citations and references applying the Vancouver Style entails:

A. Citation of Periodicals
Kofi-Tsekpo WM and Karekezi CW. Detectability and measurability of amoscanate in plasma by TLC and HPLC. Drugs under Experimental and Clinical Research. BBs; 14: 1988;14;31-37.

Watkins WM, Howells RE, Brandling-Bennet AD and Koech DK. In vitro susceptibility of Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Jilore, Kenya to antimalarial drugs. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 1987; 37: 445-451.

B. Citation of Books
OleFijerskov, Firoze Manji and Vibeke Baellum, eds. Dental flouroris; Handbook for health workers. Copenhagen; Munksgaard, 1988 p.

C. Citation of Chapters in Books
Same as B above.

D. Short Communications
This should possess all the elements of scientific communication as research papers, but without abstracts, sub headings and with not more than 500 words and 5 references.

References in the body of the text should be chronological and identified by Arabic numerals in square brackets e.g. Specific point mutations in naturally resistant laboratory isolates of P. falciparum [4, 5].

Figures, legends and tables should be professionally done and glossy print photographs (black and white) prepared from them (the original art work is not required). The prints should be 75x100mm min and 125x175mm max.

Submission of Paper to The Journal

Anyone who submits a paper for publication must provide the following:

  1. A letter of submission.
  2. A soft copy of the manuscript.
  3. Written permission from authors whose copyright material has been used in the manuscript.
  4. Informed consent from participants whose photographs have been used.
  5. A Payment receipt for the manuscript processing fee ( International authors USD 100 and Kenyan authors KES 4000)
  6. A signed copyright statement following the example below:

I/We…………………………….…………..…the undersigned, who is/are the author (s) of the manuscript titled……………………………………………………………..………….., transfer all copyright ownership of this manuscript to the African Journal of Health Sciences, in the event that the manuscript is published in the Journal. I/We give guarantee that the content of the manuscript is original and is not currently considered for publication by another journal.


For Inquiries contact AJHS Secretariat through:
The African Journal of Health Sciences,
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Off Raila Odinga Way, Nairobi
P.O Box 54840-00200,Nairobi, Kenya.
Tel: +254 0202722541/4,Email:

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Meet the Team

Dr. Peter Wanzala


Dr. Wanzala is a Dental Pathologist and Senior Research Officer with more than 20 years research experience in the areas of Public Health and Dental pathology. He has won several international research grants and awards with at least 40 publications in peer reviewed journals.

Dr Hudson A. Lodenyo

Senior Editor

Dr. Lodenyo is a Specialist Physician, Gastroenterologist and Senior Research Officer with extensive experience in clinical research.  He has attracted several international research grants and awards with at least 25 publications in peer reviewed journals

Ms. Jemimah Omamo

Administrative Officer

Ms Jemimah Omamo is an administrative officer in the African Journal of Health Sciences with more than 30 years’ experience as an administrator.

Mr. Alexander Gitonga

ICT Officer

Mr Alexander is an ICT officer at the Centre for Microbiology Research and the web administrator for the African Journal of Health Sciences. He has more than 20 years of experience in ICT management in the institute.

Alexander holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Kenyatta University and a certificate of Computer Studies from University of Nairobi. He is a member of Computer Society of Kenya (CSK). Additionally, he has completed CCNA, MCSE, HP Networking as well as ITIL and PRINCE2 Project Management.

Ms. Tiner Ouma

Research Scientist

Tiner Ouma is a Research Scientist at the African Journal of Health Sciences. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health from the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Epidemiology at the KEMRI Graduate School. She is a member of the Association of Public Health Officers of Kenya (APHOK)