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


Non Communicable Diseases :

Non-communicable diseases (NCD), also known as chronic diseases include cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, stroke, most forms of cancers and injuries. Such diseases mainly result from lifestyle related factors such as unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity and tobacco use. Changes in lifestyles, behavioural patterns, demographic profile (aging population), socio-cultural and technological advancements are leading to sharp increases in the prevalence of NCD. These diseases by and large can be prevented by making simple changes in the way people live their lives or simply by changing our lifestyle.

During the year 2005, NCD accounted for 53% of all the deaths in the age group 30-59 years in India. Of these, 29% were due to cardiovascular diseases; It is estimated that, by 2020, cardiovascular disease will be the largest cause of disability and death, as a proportion of all deaths in India. In 2003 alone, in India, there were approximately 30 million people suffering from coronary heart disease. It is estimated that the overall prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, Ischemic Heart Diseases (IHD) and Stroke is 62.47, 159.46, 37.00 and 1.54 respectively per 1000 population of India. There are an estimated 25 Lakh cancer cases in India.

Non Communicable Diseases Committee :

IAPSM is committed towards development of its subspecialties Non-communicable diseases as well. With the same objective IAPSM has constituted committee in Non-communicable diseases.

This committee is dedicated teams 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. for Non-communicable diseases.
  • Carry out research, monitoring and evaluation of health programs/services for the Non-communicable diseases.
  • Develop the course, fellowship programs for Non-communicable diseases.
  • Develop technical documents e.g. guidelines, training modules, educational literature etc. for Non-communicable diseases
  • Plan action project on capacity buildings, community intervention etc. on Non-communicable diseases
  • Any other activities for Non-communicable diseases, which are within in line of goal and objectives of IAPSM.

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