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
Presidential Acceptance Speech
Dear IAP brothers and sisters
Today I am standing here with utmost satisfaction and a great feeling of fulfillment. This is one of the proudest moments of my life. Getting into the shoes of IAP President ship is an honour very few have received. I take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all the IAP members of Kerala for unanimously electing me as the President of Kerala IAP. I sincerely place on record my deep appreciation and gratitude to each and every member of IAP for their support, affection, care and advices.
I know that I have to be on the toes to match the activities of our previous stalwarts. Every year Indian Academy of pediatrics Kerala state branch is witnessing a flurry of activities and now Kerala has become the Bench mark of all branches of IAP. It is further affirmed by the recent successful campaign of MR vaccination by all IAP members in spite of the virulent social media misinformation.