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PLOS Medicine & MHTF issue Call for Papers: ‘Integrating Health Care to Meet the Needs of the Mother–Infant Pair’

This week, PLOS Medicine and the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) at the Harvard School of Public Health announce the third year of an Open Access Collection on maternal health by issuing a call for papers on the theme, Integrating Health Care to Meet the Needs of the Mother–Infant Pair.

Image credit: Jack Zalium, Flickr
Image credit: Jack Zalium, Flickr

The Year 3 Collection builds on the successful first and second years of collaboration between the MHTF and PLOS. In the first year, the Quality of Maternal Health Care Collection included 18 original articles and the second year’s Collection, Maternal Health Is Women’s Health, to date comprises 30 original articles.

In a joint editorial, the MHTF team and the PLOS Medicine Editors state: “This year, under the theme, Integrating Health Care to Meet the Needs of the Mother–Infant Pair, we aim to strengthen the evidence for approaches to providing integrated care from pre-conception, throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period, to the child’s early days and years of life.

They continue: “Through this Collection, we intend to contribute to a better understanding of how and when to integrate maternal and infant health care comprehensively, to include conditions such as HIV, malaria, exposure to environmental risks, and other situations that have a significant impact on both maternal and infant health.”

The MHTF-PLOS collaboration is looking for research and commentary papers that fit the theme. All papers should be submitted to PLOS Medicine, with a clear statement in the cover letter that they are intending to submit to the Maternal Health Task Force Collection.

For more information on the MHTF-PLOS Collection see

For questions on submitting to the Collection, please contact:

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