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MPH Alumna Publishes her Thesis in a Q1-Ranked Journal


Dr. Tasnuva Faruk, an MPH Alumna and now a Lecturer from Dept. of Public Health, IUB has published an article from her MPH thesis in BMJ Open, a Q1-ranked journal as a first author. BMJ Open has an h-index of 84 and a Web of Science Impact Factor of 2.496.
The published article titled "Screening tools for early identification of children with developmental delay in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review" focused on developmental delay, one of the most frequent yet overlooked pediatric concerns in LMICs. Currently, more than 250 million children aged less than 5 years from these regions alone are suffering from the condition with a projection of further increases in the future. The article identified 16 well-validated, culture-sensitive developmental screening tools which are very crucial for early identification and secondary prevention of developmental delay in those countries. Dr. Faruk is determined to increase awareness regarding developmental delay among the researchers, clinicians, allied health professionals, educators, caregivers, and policymakers with her future works as well.
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