The Nigerian Journal of Family Practice (NJFP) serves as a repository for peer-reviewed research in all fields of primary health care and family medicine in African context. Coverage of NJFP includes: family medicine; primary health care; district health; rural health; health promotion; prevention of disease and disability; community oriented primary care; education and training of professionals and health workers in primary health care and family medicine; medical informatics and information science; accident & emergency care; and much more. The journal encourages scholarly exchange between family medicine and primary health care researchers and practitioners across Sub-Saharan Africa. The journal is indispensable practitioners and academics from both the developing and developed worlds and offers an engaging insight into the growth of these disciplines from a distinctly African perspective. NJFP is the official publication of University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.