Dr. William J. Keenan

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of the International Pediatric Association (IPA). The IPA is over 100 years old and is dedicated to assist child health workers, pediatric associations and policy makers improve the lives and health of children everywhere in the world.

The IPA Council of delegates and the Standing Committee is made up of pediatric representatives from across the globe. Working committees and technical groups are invested in nearly every aspect of child well being working with and through national and regional pediatric organizations. Examples include, work with member pediatric societies on measles, rubella and polio eradication, the international initiative on diarrhea/pneumonia and expanded high quality resuscitation for every baby. The members of these groups and other IPA representatives also interact regularly with leaders and policy makers whose decisions will affect pediatric health locally, nationally, regionally and worldwide. The IPA is the pediatric voice to the Partnership for Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health, with the World Health Organization and UNICEF.

The IPA and our committee members welcome your interest and participation. As you see problems and solutions for the world's children feel free to contact us.

Dr. William J. Keenan, M.D
Executive Director
International Pediatric Association