ABOUT IAP KERALA
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
IAP Kerala State President’s Message
I place on record my sincere gratitude to all fellow IAPians for the confidence bestowed on me and for the opportunity given to me to serve IAP. My predecessors at the State and National level have put a foot print in the journey of IAP to be remembered and cherished forever.
I put forward the ‘Three Point Agenda’ and seek your blessings and active participation to achieve the same.
I propose the ‘Three Pronged Approach’ to pledge our commitment to the children of Kerala & India and to ‘hit’ the target through team work.
PRESIDENT’S ACTION PLAN 2016
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