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Maternal and Child Health

Dr. Jovandaric authored and co-authored 84 scientific papers, which were presented at both national and international conferences, and in journals. Her research interest includes neonatology, metabolism, and perinatology.


Sandra Babic

Klinički centar Srbije


High-Risk Pregnancy Human Milk Prenatal Therapy Preterm Children Pregnancy and Diabetes Breastfeeding and Diabetes Raw Food Veganism Vegan Diet Supplement Childhood Obesity Physical Activity Disease Prevention Immunity of Women

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Maternal and child health is an important public health issue because we have the opportunity to end preventable deaths among all women, children, and adolescents and to greatly improve their health and well-being. Far too many women, infants, and children worldwide still have little or no access to essential, quality health services and education, clean air and water, and adequate sanitation and nutrition. Factors influencing the development of diseases in women and children are many, depending on genetic factors, the way the child is born, the habits of the mother during pregnancy in the diet, the use of antibiotics during pregnancy. Health depends on the climate, lifestyle, the presence of certain foods in the diet, lack of supplements, education, ethnic and racial divisions. Are we educated enough about health? How much do we know about how to be healthy? Is health a decision of our free will with less financial investment and more knowledge? Health - the art of living in harmony with nature or the disease of a modern society burdened with financial power?

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Date completed: March 22nd 2022

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Deadline for chapter proposals: May 25th 2022

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Deadline for full chapters: July 24th 2022

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Review results due: October 12th 2022

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Expected publication date: December 11th 2022

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About the editor

Miljana Z. Jovandaric

Miljana Z. Jovandaric was born in Serbia. She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 1989, and completed a specialization in Pediatrics at the University Children\'s Hospital, Belgrade, in 1999. She completed her specialization in Neonatology in 2003. Dr. Jovandaric completed her master’s thesis on 'Analysis of lipid infants of women suffering from gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)” in 2006 and her doctoral dissertation on 'Effect of hypoxia on electrolyte and lipid levels in term newborns” in 2018, both at the School of Medicine, University of Belgrade. She is the author and co-author of eighty-four scientific papers presented at national and international conferences and published in scientific journals. Dr. Jovandaric is currently head of the Department of Sick Newborns at the Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics, Department of Neonatology, Clinical Centre of Serbia.

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