Special Issue "Health Promotion for Children from the Rural and Indigenous Communities"

A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067). This special issue belongs to the section "Global and Public Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 February 2024 | Viewed by 124

Special Issue Editors

Department of Public Health, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Pretoria 0208, South Africa
Interests: postpartum depression; substance-related disorders; HIV; child health
Department of Public Health, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Pretoria 0208, South Africa
Interests: HIV in children; health promotion; wellbeing of orphans

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion set health promotion as a globally accepted strategy to guide health and social services. Health promotion principles can be effectively applied for all age groups across all income group categories in both rural and urban areas. Health promotion is especially conducive for low socio-economic groups, where its community empowerment component emerges as a significant advantage.

The Special Issue aims to produce papers on a range of children-oriented interventions, with a special focus on rural and indigenous communities across the globe.

Conducting health promotion to improve health outcomes for children requires innovation that will accommodate the children’s developmental stages and literacy levels, and often integrates the characteristics of the parents.

We solicit a range of papers which will include the development and/or implementation of health promotion and health education interventions, program evaluation, and school-based programs.

Dr. Kebogile Elizabeth Mokwena
Prof. Dr. Mathildah Mpata Mokgatle
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Children is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • children
  • health promotion programs
  • parents
  • health education programs
  • rural communities
  • indigenous communities
  • school based interventions
  • orphans and vulnerable children

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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