African Journal of Traumatic Stress

The African Journal of Traumatic Stress is a vital resource for workers caring for traumatized people in Africa

The African Journal of Traumatic Stress (AJTS) is the first peer reviewed journal of its kind, underwritten by PCAF and edited by members of the Department of Psychiatry of Makerere University. Articles and studies in the field, including the proceedings from the annual Peter C. Alderman Pan-Africa Conference on Psychotrauma are published in AJTS (ISSN-2218-4937). The Inaugural Issue was introduced July 7, 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya at the Peter C. Alderman Third Pan-African Conference on Psychotrauma.

The AJTS was established in recognition of the need for all workers caring for traumatized people in Africa to communicate, share experiences, knowledge, skills and to support each other. It was realized that there was a need to document and communicate this knowledge to a wider audience beyond the African continent for the world to know.

The primary objective of the AJTS is to provide a forum for discussion and presentation of papers to enhance the care and rehabilitation of the traumatized peoples of Africa and beyond, and ultimately to contribute to prevention efforts to eradicate this evil of torture and organized violence from Africa and the world at large.

Volume 4, Number 1, June 2014
Volume 3, Number 2, December 2013
Volume 3, Number 1, June 2013
Volume 2, Number 2, December 2011
Volume 2, Number 1, June 2011
Volume 1, Number 2, December 2010
Volume 1, Number 1, June 2010

Publication Team

Editor In Chief: Prof. Seggane Musisi, MBChB, FRCP (C)

Deputy Editor: Dr. Elialilia S. Okello, PhD

Editorial Board Members

  • Dr. Eugene Kinyanda, MBChB, M.MED, PhD
  • Dr. Etheldreda Nakimuli, MBChB, M.MED, PhD
  • Prof. Emilio Ovuga, MBChB, M.MED, PhD

International Advisors

  • Prof. J. David Kinzie, MD
  • Prof. Thomas Wenzel, MD
  • Prof. David Ndetei, MD, FCR
  • Prof. Margaret Morgan, PhD
  • Prof. Richard Mollica, MD


Please address all inquiries and article submissions to:

The Editorial Secretariat
African Journal of Traumatic Stress
Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine,

Makerere University
Mulago Hospital Hill,
P. O. Box 7072,
Kampala, Uganda

Tel: +256 312 513469