Special Issue "Women's Health, Pregnancy and Child Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Children's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 3289
Interests: nutrition; maternal and women’s health; health inequality; equity and diversity; obesity; dairy intake; gestational outcomes; chronic diseases; oral health
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Interests: maternal and child nutrition; pregnancy; gestational outcomes; blood pressure; mental health; lipid metabolism; leptin; translational research and cohort studies
Despite significant improvements in maternal and child health in the last two decades, preventable pregnancy complications and maternal and child death remain key issues in global health and should remain at the top of the global agenda including the UN Sustainable Development goals.
Worldwide maternal and child-health-related outcomes are markedly affected by environmental and socio-demographic factors including access to healthcare, vaccination, good nutrition, adequate housing, clean water and sanitation, education and employment. Evidence shows that women and babies from Black and minority ethnic groups or other deprived communities are more likely to have poorer health outcomes compared to White peers and more affluent communities.
The World Health Organization (WHO)  states that tackling inequalities affecting health outcomes, particularly gender, sexual and reproductive health and human rights, is vital to ensure that “all women have access to respectful and high-quality maternity care”.
Following the success of the previous Special Issue “Pregnancy and Child Health”, this Special Issue aims to further advance scientific and professional knowledge in the field of maternal and child health. We have a particular interest in studies related to equity, diversity and inclusion and sustainable interventions addressing health inequalities among women, mothers and children.
This Special Issue will accept manuscripts addressing maternal and child health practice, policy and research, exploring a wide range of topics and disciplines, such as epidemiology, public health, nutrition, nursing, social sciences, demography, health status assessment, innovative service initiatives, service evaluation, economic evaluation, policy analysis, advocacy and professional development. It will include the following types of articles:
- Primary research (qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods studies);
- Systematic, mapping, scoping and narrative reviews;
- Methodological papers;
- Case studies;
- Commentaries and position papers;
- Brief reports.
 The World Health Organization (WHO). Maternal Health. Available online: https://www.who.int/health-topics/maternal-health#tab=tab_1 (accessed on 16 November 2022).
Dr. Amanda Rodrigues Amorim Adegboye
Dr. Kim Bul
Dr. Dayana Rodrigues Farias
Dr. Maria Beatriz Trindade De Castro
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- maternal health
- child health
- women’s health and wellbeing
- health inequalities
- diversity and inclusion and sustainability