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Dear Readers!

Here is the next issue of the scientific reviewed journal «Preventive and Clinical Medicine», published by Northwest State Medical University named after I.I.Mechnikov.

The journal was founded in 2000 and it is a continuation edition of «the Works of the Leningrad Medical Institute of Hygiene and Sanitation».


The journal is included in the list of the leading Russian reviewed scientific journals and publications recommended by VAK of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation for publication of the main scientific results of dissertations for the degrees of doctors and candidates of sciences. The journal is included in the RINTT system.

Scientific reviews, articles of problematic and scientific-practical character showing achievements of a medical science in the sphere of preventive and medical activity are published in the journal. Here you may find the exemplary subjects of published materials. 

However the special attention is given to the problems of preventive medicine. And it is not surprising since Northwest State Medical University named after I.I.Mechnikov has long-term traditions of preventive medicine development. It is a leading higher school in the field of preventive medicine, and our preventive medical faculty is the largest in the country.

Development of preventive field of modern medicine is of a priority value. Each doctor of a preventive, medical, pediatric, stomatological profile is to a greater or lesser extent must be engaged in preventive medicine. The fact is confirmed by the words of the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation V.I.Skvortsova who in one of her interviews said that: «the first task is the formation of the uniform preventive environment and special attention is to be to prevention in a broad sense the word». Association «Preventive medicine» which should unite the efforts of all Russian institutions concerned with the development of hygiene and epidemiology was founded in Northwest State Medical University named after I.I.Mechnikov, and our journal can play an important role in this integration process. The Association is supposed to held regular workshops on the given problem, and materials on their results will, certainly, find their place in our journal.

Our highly professional staff of scientific editors is ready to co-operate with authors and participants of the edition of journal, with all the interested persons.

In the course of work on preparation and journal edition active cooperation with foreign organizations and experts in the field of preventive medicine is supposed.

We look ahead with hope and we suggest to unite our mutual efforts so that the preventive medical direction will justly become one of the most important direction in the modern medicine.


Yours faithfully,

The editor-in-chief of the journal, Doctor of Medicine.,

 pro-rector for preventive medical work

of SZGMU named after I.I.Mechnikov                                                             A.V.Meltser




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