Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Developmental difficulties in early childhood: prevention, early identification, assessment and intervention in low- and middle-income countries

A review

World Health Organization

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Publication details

Number of pages: 112
Publication date: 2012
Languages: English
ISBN: 9789241503549



This document is a part of a series of evidence based reviews intended to guide interventions to improve the health, growth and development of children, particularly those living in resource-poor settings.

There is a wealth of information on this topic, generated by researchers and clinicians working in resource-poor conditions. The main premise of this review lies in the words of the late Professor Mujdat Basaran, a renowned paediatrician in Turkey: “We must generate our own science. We must search and research for information that is pertinent for our own circumstances and we must contribute to the production of the science that will help us move forward.”

This review therefore compiles the wealth of information that has already accumulated in a systematic framework that can be used by health care providers in low- and middle-income countries.