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    Board of Editors Special Journal of Obs, Gyn and Ped

    Grant Murewanhema, MB.ChB.(UZ), MPH (Glasgow), IPFPH (UK), MMED (UZ), is a S/Reg, & P/Health Epid @ the Obs/Gyn Dept,  UZ. Interest: Min access Gyn-Surgery/ emergencies, Rep-Endocrin, R/health & the  Infect/chronic dis Epid.  Mentor MSF HIV/TB/PMTCT, Clin/site leader, Division of AIDS and NAID., short term consultant, The Wits Rep Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI), Lead AIDS-free SI/M&E, Board member WATOG, President ZATOG,

    Mkandawire NC

    Nyengo Chiswakhata Mkandawire, BMBS, MCH(ORTH), FCS(ECSA), FRCS(ENG) is a Prof of Orthopaedic Surgery, Head of Dept Surgery, COM, University of Malawi; Adjunct Prof, Sch of Med/FHS, Flinders University, Adelaide Australia. Interested in HIV disease & pediatric surgery; Medical Education; Public health Surgery; and the global burden of surgery distribution in children. Provision of surgical services for mother and child health is his ultimate career goal


    Joseph Ngonzi, MBChB, MMED (Obstetrics/Gynecology), FCOG (ECSA), PhD (Biomedical Sc). He is an S/L of Ob/Gyn, & the D/Dean of FOM at MUST, Uganda. Interested in: postpartum and high-risk Obst clinical care, sepsis, cervical cancer, maternal mortality, HIV in pregnancy, Antimicrob stewardship & antibiotic de-escalation using infect biomarkers. Reduction of treatment failure is expected to increase mother and child health in resource limited settings

    RUKAMBA J de Dieu
    RUKAMBA Jean de Dieu [MBchB,] was a general Medical practitioner and a senior house officer at KIU Teaching Hospital where he graduated with a Master in Medicine [M.Med. in Obstetrics and Gynecology] degree. His first degree in Medicine and Surgery was awarded by the University of Rwanda. Dr. RUKAMBAJean de Dieu has a research interest in the reduction of preterm birth and its relationship with high-risk pregnancy complications,
    Samuel Kisia

    Dr. Samuel Kisia holds an MBChB degree awarded by the University of Nairobi, in Kenya and an M. Med Pediatrics and child health from awarded by Kampala International University, Uganda.  Dr. Kisia is currently the Medical officer-in-charge at Nairobi Women’s hospital, Adams branch and was a med officer attached to the OPD and was also in charge of the Comprehensive care clinic. He is interested in Integrated Management of Childhood infections

    Maxy AC Odike

    Maxy AC Odike, MBBS, MSc, FMCPath, FICS, FCPath-ECSA, is a Professor and a Consultant Histopathologist with over 20 years of experience in diagnostic pathology and prognostic prediction models of African regional disease burdens of mother and child, at the AAU, Ekpoma, Nig.  He is the Chair of ISTH-HREC Irrua Specialist  Teaching  Hospital (ISTH) Irrua Edo St Nig His Bioethics, Clinical pathology, is added advantage in the editorial board.


    Ikemefuna Christopher NWOSU MBchB, (Unical), FWACS, Fellowship & Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery (FMAS & DMAS), World Laparoscopy Institute/Hospital, Delhi, India.  He is a consultant O & G (Special Grade I (Chief Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist), interested in fibroid &minimal access surgeries, & infertility. A PG trainer in O&G for West African College of Surgeons. Federal Medical Centre, Bida. Nigeria.

    Moazzam M Lodhi

    Moazzam M Lodhi [MBchB and MPH] is a Public Health Physician and Senior Lecturer working to reduce health risk dangers of mother and child in poor resource settings. He is also interested in substance abuse in pregnancy, in settings with poor substance regulation policies. Dr. Moazzam M Lodhi was awarded MBBS by the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences & Master of P/Health degree – qai University in Pakistan

    Julius Mugisha

    Nzabandora Emmanuel [MBchB and M.Med], is a consultant Gynecologist at the Kabale Regional Referal Hospital, Kabale Uganda, and a visiting Lecturer at KIU Ishaka Bushenyi. Dr. Nzambandora Emmanuel is interested in reducing high-risk pregnancies and improving the overall health of mother and child. in developing country settings for sustainable development

    Francis Hokello

    Dr. Joseph Francis Hokello [Ph.D.] is a molecular biologist/virologist. Dr. Hokello holds a Ph.D. in molecular virology from Case Western Reserve University, the USA, and an MSc in molecular biology and biotechnology from Makerere University. Currently, Dr. Hokello is a senior lecturer at KIU, Western Campus in Uganda. He is interested in Tropical Infections in Mother and child


    Bernard Utoo MB, BCh (Jos); PGD(UK); FWACS; FMCOG(Nig); FICS.
    Associate professor/ consultant obstetrician and gynecologist, Dept of obstetrics and gynecology, college of health sciences, Benue state university Makurdi/ Benue State university teaching hospital Makurdi, Nigeria. An expert in sexual and reproductive medicine. He is interested in research, reading and traveling.


    Kareem Abiodun, (MBChB, FMCPaed, MPH) is a consultant paediatrician with a specialty in paediatric endocrinology and general paediatric in Federal Medical Center, Owo, Ondo State. Have been working on disorders of sexual differentiation, diabetes, community paediatrics, and emergency paediatric and paediatrics HIV in resources limited settings developing cointries


    Renu Bharat Rathi, Professor, Ayu MD(Ayu Pediatrics), a fellow in HPE, HRF(ICMR), 20 years experience in teaching Pediatrics at DMIMS, guided 10 PGs, 6 Ph.D. scholars, Reviewer of 20 journals like JREIM, JOA, IJAPC, Joinsysmed, etc, a total of 110 articles in National and int’l peer-reviewed journals, G-scholar citations-222, h index-9, i10 -index 7, Research gate citations 210


    ARIHO SAMUEL BONA [MBchB, M.MED] is a General Surgeon and Lecturer with Special Interest in Pediatrics Surgery at KIU Ishaka. Samuel is looking at the factors influencing the Host-Microbial Interactions that affect mother and child health in resource-poor settings with the ultimate goal of impacting better management with safe surgical endpoints


    The editors of Special Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Pediatrics [SJ-OGP] are responsible for:

    1. The fast and transparent peer review process
    2. Providing the final judgment on the articles
    3. The editor should remember the policy of fast and effective peer review and further  process,
    4. responsible for any query regarding reconsideration of
    5. selecting potential reviewers
    6. responsibility to contact selected reviewers
    7. convey the expectations of the journal to the reviewers
    8. The editor should keep in mind the time required for reviewing articles
    9. If any special issue proposal is submitted to
    10. Allow for the timely topics and suggest potential guest Editors
    11. Editors should ensure the smooth functioning of the whole process
    12. Editors should provide time to time input regarding the targeted readers’ Editors should comply with the guidelines and protocols provided by the publishing house.

    Editorial duties toward authors include:

    1. Providing guidelines to authors for preparing and submitting manuscripts
    2. Providing a clear statement of the Journal’s policies on authorship criteria
    3. Treating all authors with fairness, courtesy, objectivity, honesty, and transparency
    4. Establishing and defining policies on conflicts of interest
    5. Protecting the confidentiality of every author’s work
    6. Establishing a system for effective and rapid peer review
    7. Making editorial decisions with reasonable speed
    8. Being vigilant in avoiding delaying a manuscript
    9. Establishing guidelines for authors
    10. Establishing a procedure for reconsidering editorial decisions
    11. reviewing policies for handling ethical
    12. Ensure timely publication of accepted manuscripts

    The following are expected from all authors

    • State all sources of funding for research
    • approved by the relevant institutional review boards or ethics committees
    • Cultured cell lines were authenticated.
    • Those regulations concerning the use of animals in research,
    • List contributors who meet the journal’s criteria for authorship
    • Reveal any potential conflicts.
    • Share data or materials needed by other scientists to replicate the experiment.
    • Cite and reference other relevant published work on which the submitted work is based.
    • Obtain permission from the copyright owner to use/reproduce copyrighted content
    • Provide written permission from any potentially identifiable individuals referred to

    Additional expectations from authors

    • Provide registration information for clinical trials
    • Provide the CONSORT statement, for randomized trials.
    • Provide the STARD flow diagram and checklist for diagnostic tests.
    • Provide MOOSE guidelines for meta-analyses/observational studies.
    • Provide STROBE checklists for cross-sectional observational studies.
    • Provide QUOROM guidelines for reporting meta-analyses and systematic reviews
    • Provide MIAME standards for microarray experiments.
    • Provide discipline-specific standards for data sharing/archiving.

    Editorial responsibilities toward Reviewers

    • Assign papers for review to experts
    • Establishing a process for reviewers to ensure the manuscript is a confidential
    • Reviewers not allowed to use the manuscript content before it is published
    • Providing them clear instructions on the scope, content, quality, and timeliness
    • Requesting that reviewers identify any potential conflicts of interest
    • Allowing reviewers appropriate time to complete their reviews
    • Requesting frequency that does not overtax any one reviewer
    • Finding ways to recognize the contributions of reviewers,

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