Strengthening Health Systems

Strengthening Health Systems incorporating South African Journal of Public Healthaims to bridge the divides between academia, policy and implementation in health systems intervention and reform. We publish papers with recognisable policy impact that draw on robust research and operational experience from both academic and non-academic authors.

We are committed to addressing the 5/95 publications gap for health systems research, a term coined by the WHO-based Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research to describe the imbalance between numbers of health systems research papers from developing countries compared to developed nations. As such, we have pledged to maintain a policy of no author fees and open access publication for all our content to remove barriers to publication and ensure maximum dissemination and use of published work.

To support all authors, no matter how inexperienced, to capture their knowledge in the scientific record, we also offer a cluster of publishing support services, including protocol reviews, writing support, intensive author feedback/developmental editing, and mentoring arrangements, Please email to find out more. 

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Call for papers


A new international journal supported by PEPFAR and published by the South African Medical Association

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Writing and reviewing for SHS

We are actively seeking new authors to contribute to both the journal and SHS blog.  
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Vol 2, No 4 (2018)

Cover Page


  • Low uptake of intermittent preventive treatment in Ghana 
  • Social and behaviour change communication capacity in Malawi 
  • An urban primary level healthcare services package for the health needs of the urban poor 

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