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



Community medicine is a multidisciplinary subject. There are many subspecialties within overall umbrella of Community Medicine. Some common subspecialty are Maternal Health, Child Health, Adolescent & Reproductive Health, Infectious Disease, Non Infectious Disease, Nutritional Health, Mental Health, Geriatric Health, Health system management & research, Public health problems like etc.

Many experts from the Community Medicine/Preventive & Social Medicine/Public Health have developed expertise in such sub-specialities under discipline of Community Medicine. Along with overall growth and development of Community Medicine/Preventive and social Medicine/Public Health, IAPSM, is committed towards development of its subspecialties as well. With the same objective IAPSM has constituted various committees in subspecialties.

These committees are dedicated teams working for special subspecialties within overall goal and objectives of IAPSM. Committees are responsible for

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

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