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 48years and in one of the most active state branch with more than 2000 members.
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
one NNF National President –Dr.M.K.C.Nair (2011).
Dr Remeshkumar is our honorary secretary general
( 2018-19) now.
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 co-operate with various government programmes of infant, child and adolescent health as an official partner. Kerala is among the top few states in maintaining lower Infant mortality rate ,Under five mortality rate,controlling infectious diseases,high immunisation coverage etc.
IAP Kerala actively participated in Pulse polio programme,National ARI and ADD control programme,NSSK,Nipah control activities, flood relief activities ,MR campaign, Disability assessment , epilepsy awareness and pocso awareness programmes.
IAP Kerala has taken initiative in Newborn hearing screeing (first in Cochin)and now it has became a statewide programme. Also for screening for congenital hypothyroidism and other disorders.
IAP Kerala had taken a great role in bringing down IMR to single digit as an active partner for Govt in infant death auditing & also providing trainers for NRP, NSSK programmes for doctors, staff nurses, JPHN s etc for betterment of neonatal and childcare in our state.
IAP Kerala has taken new challenges this year, With new presidential action plan PIVOT by Dr M K Santhosh and team ,more focus is on pain and palliative care in children, parenting, perinatology etc. With all our esteemed members , Govt & public support we can do more better service in the field of infant, child and adolescent Health.
Presidential Action Plan
IAP Kerala State President’s Message
Regarding our action plan PIVOT, we have already released pain management module and hard copies will reach you shortly. The Perinatology wing started functioning at Thalassery along with SaathSaath Program. Parenting modules are getting ready. All the dormant branches are revived, thanks to our energetic and enthusiastic secretary. All 22 branches of our academy are active now. Let us unite to work together for the betterment of children’s quality of life.
I should specially thanks our immediate past secretary Dr Riaz who has happily agreed to be our laison officer in Thiruvananthapuram. He has given me the concept of revamping BFHI and is laisoning to organise a certificate course for nurses in Breast Feeding. He is also coordinating many Public Private Programmes including Teachers Training in adolescent parenting.