Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM) is the first regional and international peer review online biannual midwifery journal. JAM aims to promote midwifery in Asia through the publication of high quality articles. The journal is peer-reviewed for its research articles and open to all. We encourage the submission of research papers, theoretical papers, policy papers in the field of midwifery practice and education, maternity care and related fields. We accept all forms of research, including research based on primary and secondary analysis of data, as well as quantitative, qualitative research and mixed methods research. The Regional and International Editorial, Associate and the Advisory Boards maintain its quality through fast, fair, and professional peer review.

JAM is owned and published by the South Asian Midwifery Alliance (SAMA), founded in 2008 with a vision to promote maternal and neonatal health and advocate for the midwifery profession in the region. SAMA comprises the midwifery associations of five South Asian countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan.

The biannual issues of JAM will be published in June and December.

Aga Khan University Libraries and Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery have agreed to host this online journal through AKU Institutional Repository eCommons.

Current Issue: Volume 11, Issue 1 (2024)



Editorial – July 2024
Edwin Van Teijlingen, Abeer Musaddique, and Rafat Jan



Menstrual hygiene amongst school Girls: Still a messy business
Naghma Rizvi, Saleema A. Gulzar, Tazeen S. Ali, Syeda Aleena Fazal, Alishah Aziz Gulzar, Yasmin Parpio, and Rimsha Hirani


The effectiveness of nurse assistants training programme on safe motherhood: A study on Bhutanese nurse assistants
Jureerat Kijsomporn, Nualyai Pitsachart, Phayong Thepaksorn, Ling Shing Wong, Vinodhkumar Ramalingam, and Voon Wan Niu


Use of social media for receiving professional support in enhancing mothers’ lactation self-efficacy
Mehtab Lalwani, Zohra Kurji, Salma Rattani, Zahra Shaheen, Hussain Maqbool Ahmed Khuwaja, and Shabina Ariff


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