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About the African section

African Regional Editor
Ian Couper is Professor of Rural Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is also Principal Specialist (Rural Medicine), in the North West Province of South Africa. He is a trained family physicain. He spent ten years practising in a remote rural hospital in nothern KwaZuluNatal province.

Paul Worley, Executive Director Medical Services for Country Health South Australia Local Health Network and former Dean of the School of Medicine at Flinders University, is the Editor-in-Chief of Rural and Remote Health. Paul is a practicing rural doctor and, as Editor, shapes and guides the journal, oversees the review process and supports and advises authors, taking an active interest in the progress of each article in production.

Senior Editor
Melbourne-based Melissa Storey offers expert editorial assistance to authors at each stage in the publication process. Melissa assists authors with submissions, corrections and publication, and coordinates the editing of accepted papers to academic publishing standards. Melissa is responsible for editorial development and generates information for authors.

Journal Manager
Jenny Bigelow has been with the journal for 3 years. She works from Geelong, Victoria, and deals with the day-to-day running of the journal. She manages the smooth flow of articles through the publication process and coordinates development of the journal site. She is also involved in formatting articles, tables and graphics for Web publication and is available to advise authors and answer user queries. She is the friendly response from the ejrh email address.

African Editorial Panel

The members of the editorial board are as follows:
Paul Worley (Australia)
Regional Editor
Ian Couper (South Africa)
Rural Health Policy
Hellen Myezwa (South Africa)
Rural Health Education
Adamson Muula (Malawi)
Ntodeni Ndwamato (South Africa)
Rural Health Practice
Nzapfurundi Chabikuli (South Africa)
Elma de Vries (South Africa)
Victor Inem (Nigeria)