Pakistan Pediatric Association (PPA) is the representative body of more than 3000 pediatricians of Pakistan. The Association has a Central body, 4 Provincial Branches and a Federal Branch at the Federal area. Besides the Branches, the Association has a number of sub-specialty groups and a Research Division to take its mission forward.
According to Clause 18 of the Constitution of Pakistan Pediatric Association;
The Research Division of PPA shall be located at Peshawar. It shall formulate proposals and coordinate and implement research at national level. The Research Division shall be donated 10 % of the savings of all the National and Biennial Conferences of PPA for this purpose. The PPA-KP shall frame bye-laws for the functioning and administration of the Division. Its income and expenses, accounts and auditing. It shall present them for approval to the Executive Committee of PPA Centre and once approved, it shall come into force immediately.
The main objectives of the Research Division
1- Promote a culture of research and critical thinking among the members of PPA
2- Initiate and coordinate research on current pediatric problems at national level
3- Develop a list of priority research areas around child health and protection in Pakistan
4- Build a robust data/evidence based on common pediatric problems in Pakistan
5- Conduct training workshops on research methodologies
6- Collaborate with the Government ,WHO, UNICEF and other International Organizations interested in conducting research on child health
Ethics Review Board:
PPA has constituted an Ethical Review Board. All proposals are submitted before the Board for ethical clearance. The Board will review the submitted research proposals for ethical issues and advise the Steering committee accordingly. No research will be conducted without the prior review and approval of the proposal by the Ethics Review Board.