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
Friends, at the outset, I feel honored to be before you as the President of the august association, I am paying my respect to my teachers and my late parents. Also I would love to express my deepest gratitude to every member of IAP,Kerala Chapter, for reposing faith in me by electing me to the highest post of the Academy. It is with great honour I accept this post. I am really overwhelmed by your support and affection. I am aware that this honour brings with it tons of responsibilities. I promise you all, my sincere efforts to achieve all possible targets and milestones.
.On this day let us remember the contribution made by our esteemed seniors in the last many years to make it such a vibrant body with high standards in academics.
I will try my level best to improve its ties with the government so that it becomes a mandatory partner to all the child health policies and advocacies., I have envisaged few programs under the support of “IAPs Presidential Action Plan 20116-17, a blend of some new and some old”. Can we now have a look at a small presentation on the same?