The Indian Academy of Pediatrics is a
rapidly growing organization. Through its chapters and committees we
are updating and standardizing evidence based and scientifically valid
diagnosis and management of various illnesses. We are also striving to
prepare all pediatricians to become advocates for children and agents
for promoting their growth, development and health. The Academy also
provides opportunities for the professional growth of its members.
Although these objectives are listed in our Memorandum of Association,
we have lacked a clear statement of our mission. To fill this gap the
Indian Academy of Pediatrics has adopted the following Mission
Statement after its draft had been approved unanimously at the
Executive Board Meeting and General Body Meeting during the 36th
Annual National Conference of . Indian Academy of Pediatrics at Jaipur.
The approved Mission Statement is given below.
The Indian Academy of Pediatrics is committed to the improvement of
the health and well being of all children. For this purpose the
Academy dedicates its efforts and resources. As members of the Academy
we shall strive for the achievement of the optimum growth, development
and health in the physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual
realms of all children irrespective of diversities of their
backgrounds. We shall fulfill our mission through the following
Advocacy for Children
Serve as advocates for the legitimate causes of children, their
growth, development, health, emotional nurture, opportunities, rights,
equity and justice. Serve as competent and responsible source of
information relevant to the health and well being of children, to
other organizations, the public and the governments.
Professional Education and Improvement
Provide and promote ethical and professional standards among the
members and provide and promote education and training for the
improvement of the knowledge, attitude and skills of members in
pediatrics in its widest sense.
Provide leadership, guidance and support for research in its broadest
sense, relevant to the health and well being of children.
Support for Pediatricians
Provide a forum for promoting the role and opportunities of
pediatricians as the best equipped professionals for the care of sick
children and to maintain the health and well being of all children.
Remain as the spokesmedium of appropriate training of medical and
related supportive professionals involved in the care of children in
Provide services, benefits and recognition to assist and support the
members for meeting the needs and challenges inherent in pursuing our
Education of Parents and the Public
Design . and conduct programs and efforts for the education of
parents, the public and policy makers on their role in the promotion
of health and well being of children at home, in school and in other