About us

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

Structure of Research Divison:
A- Steering Committee:

The business of the Research Division is managed by a 3 members Steering Committee consisting of the following:

1- Prof. Ashfaq Ahmad Khan (Patron)

2- Prof. Amin Jan Gandapur (Chair person)

3- Prof. Tufail Muhammad (Member)

4- Prof. Afzal Khan Khattak (Member)

B- Panel of Experts:

A National panel of Experts has been constituted with consultation from all branches and PPA Centre

It will advise and guide the Steering Committee on the technical issues regarding the areas of research and the assessment of the Research Proposals for quality and technical feasibility.