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Academy Matters

Indian Pediatrics 1999; 36:368 

Mission Statement of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics

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.

Mission Statement

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 activities.

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 different settings.

Membership Service

Provide services, benefits and recognition to assist and support the members for meeting the needs and challenges inherent in pursuing our mission.

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 situations.




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