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

About IAPSM

Objectives of IAPSM

It is “Swasthyam Sarvebhya” which means “Health for All” .That is the ultimate goal of IAPSM and is in sync with the global goal. To attain this goal IAPSM is working with following objectives.

  • To improve the teaching standards of Preventive and Social Medicine at all levels.
  • To promote research in the specialty of Preventive and Social Medicine, and the effective application of the knowledge acquired in teaching, training, research and services.
  • To facilitate co–ordination amongst the Departments of Preventive and Social Medicine and other departments, medical colleges / institutions and health agencies / organization.
  • To develop co-operation in teaching, training, research and service between the Departments of Preventive and Social Medicine of various medical colleges / institutions in the country.
  • To facilitate co-ordination amongst the departments of Preventive and Social Medicine in colleges / institutions and health agencies / organizations.
  • To promote welfare of the teachers of the Preventive and Social Medicine.
  • To publish a journal which will be furtherance of these aims and will be the official organ of the society.

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