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



World Health Day (WHD) is the global awareness day on a specific health problems affecting community at a large. It is celebrated on 7th of April every year since 1950 every year.

IAPSM being the group of professional working against public health problems is also celebrating World Health Day to generate awareness amongst the general people. As medical students are important soldiers against health problems; IAPSM has started nationwide IAPSM –WHD-Quiz competition for Medical students since the year 2016.

Aim of IAPSM-WHD-Quiz is to sensitize Medical Students on Health Problem identified for world health day. This quiz is held on 7th April (World Health Day) i.e. on same day across the India. IAPSM-WHD-Quiz is carried out through its State/Zonal chapters with the support of Community Medicine Department of Various Medical Colleges of India

IAPSM-WHD-Quiz : 2016

Theme : Beat Diabetes

Around 215 medical colleges and 4000+ students participated in the elimination round held on 4 & 5th April 2016. Main Quiz conducted on 7th April 2016 in participating medical colleges attracted the attendance of more than 35000 students and faculties. Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh & Utrakhand, Tamilnadu and Gujarat have organized/is organizing State level quiz for the winners from the college level quiz.

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