Reducing the infant and child mortality by 2/3rd by the end of year 2015 is one of the key components of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), which have become the most widely accepted yardstick of development efforts by the Government, Donors & NGOs. Lack of nutritional health education & non-implementation of proper infant & young child feeding practices in Indian community/ society is the sole responsible factor for the gap between targeted goals & the achievements.
IYCNCON 2012 is aimed at achieving the optimal breastfeeding and Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices to fight with the malnutrition. IYCF guidelines prepared by IAP, WHO and UNICEF have been accepted as guidelines by the Govt. departments for dissemination / implementation all over India for the benefit of future generations of our country.
Hon. Prime Minister Sh. Manmohan Singh has already accepted that the prevalence of Malnutrition in our country is “National shame”. The GOI has also proposed to start a “SWASTH BHARAT” campaign on TV and Radio.
The panelists included Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, Dr. R.K. Agarwal, Dr. A.P. Dubey, Dr. S. Aneja, Dr. M.M.A. Faridi, Dr. Satish Tiwari, Dr. Narender Yadav, Dr. Naresh Garg, Dr. Balraj Singh Yadav, Dr. Vishesh Kumar, Dr. Dheeraj Shah, Dr. Malobika, Dr. Praveen Kumar, Dr. Alka Kuthe, Dr. Sanjay Wazir, Dr. Padamjeet Gulia and Dr. Ashish Jain.