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Institute of Public Health of Serbia “Dr Milan Jovanovic Batut”


Institute of Public Health of Serbia “Dr Milan Jovanović Batut” has a century long tradition in the different areas of Public Health. The Institute provides advice, expertize, support and guidance for the Serbian government and public health institutions in all aspects of public health. The activities of the Institute are directed towards fulfilment of public interest by developing conditions for the sustainable health and wellbeing through comprehensive activities of the society, to preserve physical and mental health, to protect environment and to prevent and control diseases, risk factors and injuries. It conducts independent researches on issues of public health concern in Serbia.

The most important areas of work of the Institute are: (i) monitoring, assessment and analysis of health status, health-related behaviours and health literacy of the population, the state and quality of the environment and the impact of environmental factors on health, monitoring and study of health problems and risks to public health, causes, occurrence and spread of communicable and non-communicable diseases and proposing measures for their improvement; (ii) monitoring and studying the organization, work and development of the health service and proposing measures for better protection and improvement of health; (iii) proposing elements of health policy, participating in the drafting of laws and bylaws in the field of health care and proposing measures to improve the health of the population; (iv) conducting applied research in the field of public health and using the results of that research in proposing measures and making decisions; (v) cooperation and development of partnerships in the local community on the identification and solution of health problems of the population and on health education, and support for the development of programs in the community; (vi) analysis and proposing measures in the emergency situations through monitoring, analysis and control of risks and threats to public health; (vii) providing training and education to health professionals and population.

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