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 won best state branch award at national level for last 2 consecutive years for excellent presidential action plan VIBGYOR of Dr Mohammed Kunju, Dr Riaz team & also for PIVOT of Dr Santhosh M K, Dr Balachander & team. With new action plan of 20-20 of Dr Narayanan M, Dr Balachandar & Team, we can achieve more laurels in national level. With all our esteemed members , Govt & public support we can do more better service in the field of infant, child and adolescent Health.

IAP Kerala State President’s Message


Respected All,

Let me express my sincere gratitude to each and everyone of you for unanimously electing me to this prestigious post of the President of IAP Kerala. My hearty congratulations to the team 2019 lead by Dr.M.K.Santosh and Dr.Balachandar for their enviable performance which brought more laurels to IAP. Kerala,by bagging 11 out of 13 awards at the national level. Almost all our local branches were rewarded with a large number of awards for the exemplary works put forth by them.Congratulatios to all…

Our predecessors over the years have built up an organizational structure for IAP Kerala, strengthened by mutual respect, commitment and friendship. We just sit on their shoulders and move forward. We will continue all the projects started last year in the action planPIVOT.