National Health Goals

  • Reduction of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) to 32 per 1000 live births by 2017
  • Reduction of Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) to 123 per 100,000 live births by 2017
  • Reduction of Total Fertility Rate (TFR) to 2.1 by 2017
  • Prevention and reduction of under-nutrition in children under 3 years to half of NFHS-3 (2005-2006) levels 27 per cent by 2017
  • Prevention and reduction of anemia among women aged 15-49 years to 28 percent by end of 2017
  • Raising child sex ratio in the 0-6 years age group from 914 to 950
  • Prevention and reduction of burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases (including mental illness) and injuries
  • Reduction of poor household’s out-of-pocket expenditure to 1.87 percent of GDP by the end of 2017
  • Reduce Tuberculosis annual incidence and mortality by half by the end of 2017
  • Reduce Leprosy prevalence to <1/10,000 population and incidence to zero in all districts by the end of 2017
  • Annual malaria incidence of <1/1,000 by the end of 2017
  • Microfilaria prevalence <1 percent in all districts by the end of 2017
  • Case fatality rate of Dengue <1 percent by the end of 2017
  • Containment of Chikungunya outbreaks by the end of 2017
  • Reduction in Japanese Encephalitis mortality by 30 percent by the end of 2017
  • Elimination of Kala-azar by 2015, that is <1 case per 10,000 population in all blocks
  • Reduce new infections of HIV/AIDS to zero and provide comprehensive care, support and treatment services to all who require it

Indian Journal of Community Medicine (IJCM)

Indian Journal of Community Medicine (IJCM) is a PubMed indexed journal published quarterly by the Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine (IAPSM) – National body and is printed and distributed by Wolters Kluwer (India) Pvt. Ltd. IJCM is THE ONLY OFFICIAL PUBLICATION of IAPSM.

The published articles are fully and freely downloadable (from within India) from the journal website

Other journals, published by the state chapters of IAPSM, have also been given affiliation to IAPSM. This is subject to the journals fulfilling the required terms & conditions, from time to time.

List of currently Affiliated Journals:


Since its inception, IJCM takes pride in its regularity of publication and complimentary dispatch to all the Life members of IAPSM. Over the years, our membership base has increased from a few hundred to over 4500. Our continued commitment to provide a complimentary issue comes at a great cost, to the environment and the association. By printing as many copies and posting them, we are leaving behind a big ecological footprint and denting the financial health of the organisation.

Many of you do not receive the journal in spite of updated addresses. At the same time, many copies are delivered at old/redundant addresses. This leads to a lot of wastage. Few members have also offered to give up subscription of hard copies voluntarily since all the articles are freely and fully downloadable in pdf format from the journal website. Considering all these factors and keeping in sync with the e-age, we propose to cut down on printing of hard copies.

Starting January 2018, we SHALL stop sending hard copies to all members unless they submit a signed option form requesting a hard copy. These copies shall be delivered by ordinary post. Those wanting to receive it by registered post will have to pay annual charges (January – December) of Rs 400 (subject to revision based on postage/taxes as applicable) to IJCM. This request form can be downloaded from the link provided below or may be emailed to those who request. Members will have to furnish all the required details, sign it and send a scanned copy to the Chief Editor ( to continue receiving hard copies. In the email, subject line should mention: “ Option Form L #### “. Bank Account details for payment (for delivery by registered post) are as follows:

  • Name of Account: Indian Journal of Community Medicine
  • Account Number: 37697027617
  • Bank: State Bank of India, Kargil Char Rasta branch, Chanakyapuri Road, Sola, Ahmedabad – 61.
  • IFSC: SBIN0015193

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