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

Activities

Annual Conference

Annual Conference is the one of flagship activities under the aegis of IAPSM. Since year 1974 every year National Conference is held in different part of Country, which was attended by its members in professionals who are interested in the field of Community Medicine/ Preventive & Social Medicine/ Public health or it allied speciality.

It is an academic feast where many oral and poster research papers are presented. Also various seminars, panel discussion are organized to disseminate the newer information in specific theme or sum theme in topic related with Community Health & Health Care. Members discuss and deliberate various issues. Budding specialists in the discipline come to know about recent and important happenings in the field while deliberations from the conference arte guiding to the various stakeholders who are working in specific areas of the Community Medicine.

Till date 43 National Conference is held and 44th National Conference of Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine is going to be held at Kolkatta on 10, 11 & 12 February 2017. It is going to be organized by IAPSM West Bengal Chapter.

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