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


Child Health

In any community, mothers and children constitute a priority group. In developing countries, they comprise approximately 71.14 per cent of the population. In India children under 5 years of age constitute about 10 per cent of the total population which needs a special care.

Globally, there were an estimated 6.3 million under-five deaths in 2013, equivalent to about 17000 children dying each day. And nearly half of these deaths occur during neonatal period. Among them almost 80% deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. There are also large disparities between countries, within countries, between high and low income group and between living in rural and urban areas.

India contributes about 25% of the global under-5 deaths. Under-5 mortality rate of India was 53 per 1000 live birth in 2013. This rate varies from 15 in Kerala to 83 in Assam. Rural areas experience almost doubleunder-5mortalities in comparison to urban areas. Mortality rates in female are higher as compare to male.

Child Health Committee :

IAPSM is committed towards development of Child Health as subspecialties within overall discipline of Community Medicine. With the same objective IAPSM has constituted Child Health committee.

This committee is dedicated team working for child health within overall goal and objectives of IAPSM. Committee is responsible for

  • Facilitates National level Academic activities like National seminar, workshops, training programs etc. in Child Health.
  • Carry out research, monitoring and evaluation of health programs/services in the area of Child Health.
  • Develop the course, fellowship programs in Child Health.
  • Develop technical documents e.g. guidelines, training modules, educational literature etc. in Child Health.
  • Plan action project on capacity buildings, community intervention etc. in Child Health.
  • Any other activities in Child Health which are in line of goal and objectives of IAPSM.

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