Helping the subspecialty training of pediatricians from India

INDIA GIANI FUND, a non-profit project within the American Academy of Pediatrics, came into existence 8 years ago when like-minded US pediatricians of Indian origin, explored the idea of helping the subspecialty training in pediatrics in India, starting with neonatology because of the excessively high infant mortality rate of 60/1000 live births (range 10-90 per 1000 live births).

The Fund is a part of the Friends of Children Fund of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).  Donations are received by this fund in the name of India Giani Fund at the AAP Headquarters.

Donations have been raised from physicians of Indian origin, mainly neonatologists and pediatricians who are settled in USA.  These donations include in-kind gifts from eminent colleagues who are university-based teaching faculty, who host visiting Indian scholars. The fund is named India Giani Fund, Giani meaning the enlightened or knowledgeable.