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


Infectious Diseases :

India is undergoing an epidemiologic, demo-graphic and health transition. nevertheless, communicable diseases are still dominant and constitute major public health issues. Because of the existing environmental, socioeconomic and demographic factors, the developing countries like India are vulnerable to rapidly evolving micro-organisms. Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Vector Borne Diseaes (Malaria, Dengue, Kala Azar), Water & Food borne diseases (Diarrhoea, Cholera,Hepatitis A & D, Typhoid etc.) are major health problems. During the past three decades more than 30 new organisms have been identified worldwide including HIV, Vibrio cholera O139, SARS corona virus, highly pathogenic avian influenza virus A, and pandemic H1N1 influenza virus. Many of these organisms threat in India.

India has an estimated 2.4 million HIV positive persons in 2009 at an estimated adult HIV prevalence of 0.31%. Leprosy though eliminated at the National level as a Public Health Problem, afflicts more than 1,26,000 People in the country and is a Public Health Challenge in some parts of India. Malaria which used to cause 75 million cases in early 1950s has been reduced to less than 1.5 million cases every year but still large number of people are vulnerable to Malaria. TB mortality has decreased from over 5 lakh deaths every year at the beginning of programme but still about 2.8 lakh people are dying of TB.

Infectious Disease Committee :

IAPSM is committed towards development of its subspecialties infectious diseases under overall umbrella of Community Medicine Discipline. With the same objective IAPSM has constituted committee in Infectious Diseases.

This committee is a dedicated team working for special subspecialties within overall goal and objectives of IAPSM. Committee is responsible for

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

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