IAP Kerala state branch was formed in 1971.The founder President was Dr.K.J .Jacob and founder secretary was Dr.K.P.B.Nair .now Kerala IAP has completed 44years and in one of the most active state branch.There has been three National Presidents from Kerala so far,Dr.M.K.C.Nair-2004,Dr.T.U.Sukumaran-2011,Dr.S.Sachidananda Kamath-2015 and NNF National President –Dr.M.K.C.Nair (2011).

Greatest achievement is in the field of encouraging exclusive breast feeding .Kerala is the first state to be declared as Baby Friendly as per BFHI(2002-August).IAP Kerala actively co-operate with various government programmes.Kerala is among the top few states in maintaining lower IMR,Under five mortality rate,controlling infectious diseases,immunization coverage etc. Active participation in Pulse polio programme,National ARI and ADD control programme,NSSK.IAP Kerala has taken initiative in Newborn hearing screeing (first in Cochin)and now it has became a statewide programme.

Now IAP Keral has taken a high challenge of bringing down IMR to single digit which needs active cooperation and involvement of all members of IAP .Hope we will achieve our goal



Greetings from IAP Kerala State.
  • April 10, 2015

Dear Colleague, Greetings from IAP Kerala State. We are indeed happy and thankful to all the Branch Office Bearers and Members for your wholehearted support and active participation in

Immunization card before School admission
  • April 11, 2015

Respected Sir/Mam, Thank You for your valuable support for all the IAP activities I would like to have your advice regarding the Immunization agenda of IAP ”Immunization card  before

Kerala Pedicon 2015
  • April 16, 2015
  • July 4, 2015

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 IAP Kerala State President’s Message


Respected Colleague,

Greetings from IAP Kerala State office.
IAP Kerala 2015 was a year of activities with all the Local Branches putting in their best effort and support to make 2015 a memorable year in National and State IAP. The fruit of these untiring efforts comes as 42 National Awards from Central IAP to IAP Kerala of which 9 were awarded to the State and 33 to the Local Branches.

Congratulations to Dr Sachidananda Kamath IAP National President 2015 and Dr Ananda Kesavan IAP State President 2015 for having steered IAP to greatest heights and for having set a benchmark in IAP history.

Congratulations to Dr Shaji Thomas John (Kozhikode) for being elected as the National President of Adolescent Health Academy 2016, Dr T. M. Ananda Kesavn as National President Elect of Pediatric Neurology Chapter 2016, Dr Pameela Joji as State Coordinator of National IAP Women’s Wing and Dr M. Narayanan as National Joint Secretary of Disability Group.

We were honored this year with 4 members receiving the FIAP Awards- Prof Dr V. K. Parvathy (Thrissur), Dr Shaji Thomas John (Kozhikode), Dr Narayanan M (Kochi) and Dr Varghese Cherian (Kochi). IAP 2016 kick started our activities with the National Child Abuse Conference at Wayanad on 11-13th December 2015 which was well organized by Sr Dr Betty Jose and IAP Wayanad, the 2 CIAP Nutrition Education Programs one at Trivandrum and the other at Kochi.
NEOCON 2016 at Kannur on 27-28th February 2016 was a scientific feast.

Congratulations to the Award winning Branch Office Bearers, FIAP Awardees and National Office Bearers. Special Congratulations to Dr Shibu K Website Editor for his work.

Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,

Dr Shimmy Paulose
State Secretary, IAP Kerala


As president of IAP, Kerala, I put forward the ‘Three Point Agenda’ and seek your blessings and active participation to achieve the same.


  • Sustain all the old and new National and State Level Programmes like Village adoption, NSSK, Mission Indradhanush, Mission  Kishore  Uday, Nutrition Education Programme, Immunization Card at School entry, D.I.E.T programme, EDP programme, protection against Child abuse, Village adoption in partnership with the respective MPs, HOPE  and so on
  • Scale up IAP membership to include all medical college faculty, postgraduate students  and practicing pediatricians and also to increase voting percentage
  • Strive hard and attain 3-4 point reduction in IMR from the stagnant 12 to hit single digit