Near East University’s COVID-19 research was the most read article in the Journal of the World Health Organization

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Near East University’s COVID-19 research was the most read article in the Journal of the World Health Organization

The COVID-19 study prepared by Near East University researchers became the most-read article of the Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal published by the World Health Organization.

In the article titled “Current situation of COVID-19 in Northern Cyprus”, the transmission routes are analyzed by monitoring the COVID-19 cases in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus since the first day of the pandemic. In addition, the preventive measures taken after the first reported case and their results are also evaluated. The publication of the article, which was written by research assistant Nazife Sultanoğlu from Near East University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Buket Baddal, Prof. Dr. Kaya Süer and Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ during the first couple of months of the pandemic, in the Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal with the emphasis on “Northern Cyprus” also has a different meaning.

Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ: “It is a great pride for us to have our country’s name recognized in the world of science with the studies we have conducted.”
Near East University Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ commented on the article published in the Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, one of the official publications of the World Health Organization, which ranked first among the most-read articles, and said “It is extremely important in terms of showing the quality of the scientific data produced”. Touching on the importance of using the expression “Northern Cyprus” in the publication of the World Health Organization, Prof. Dr. Şanlıdağ said, “As Near East University, it is a great pride for us to have our country’s name recognized in the world of science with the studies we have conducted.” Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ added that during the pandemic process, 52 scientific articles written by researchers and academicians of Near East University have been published in the international publications.