Introduction to the Special Issue

  • Akim J Mturi North-West University (Mafikeng Campus)
Keywords: Sexual and Reproductive Health, Challenges, sub-Saharan Africa


This special issue of African Population Studies is produced under the theme ‘Sexual and reproductive health challenges in sub-Saharan Africa’.  It was coordinated by the Research Focus Area ‘Population and Health’ (RFA_PH) of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, North-West University (Mafikeng Campus). The RFA_PH has identified sexual and reproductive health (SRH) as one of the research priority areas. The special issue is a single publication that collates what individual RFA_PH researchers have been doing recently in this area and also identifies gaps for further research.  In addition, selected researchers outside the RFA_PH have participated in this special issue to broaden the understanding of SRH in Africa.  The special issue comprises of 13 articles that cover research done in nine sub-Saharan African countries namely Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Author Biography

Akim J Mturi, North-West University (Mafikeng Campus)
School of Research and Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences,