Kerala IMA partnership announced   

Friday, Apr 29, 2016,15:11 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Kozhikode | UNICEF and Kerala state branch of Indian Medical Association (IMA) joined hands today to promote safe and healthy practices in the state for improving maternal and child health.

The UNICEF-IMA partnership was jointly announed by Dr A V Jayakrishnan, President of Kerala state IMA and Job Zachariah, Chief of UNICEF of Kerala and Tamil Nadu at a function here.

Describing the partnership as a giant leap in the health scenario of the state, Jayakrishnan said, As part of the partnership, IMA and UNICEF will orient all the 35,000 doctors of the association in the state, on the importance of prescribing good practices to their patients, besides medicines.

Each branch of the toal 103 spread in all the 14 districts in Kerala will adopt ten schools for promoting behavioural practices among students who will carry the message to homes, he said.