The American Academy of Pediatrics INDIA GIANI FUND, came into existence 9 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. The fund is named India Giani Fund, Giani meaning the enlightened or knowledgeable.
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.
For the past 5 years, the India Giani Fund has supported the attendance of Indian pediatricians practicing neonatology in India to the: Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) conference in the spring or to the Hot Topics in Neonatology in December.
Mail in a check:
American Academy of Pediatrics – Development
Friends of Children Fund – India Giani Fund
P. O. Box 776437
Chicago IL 60677-6437
Please write India Giani Fund on the check at the bottom on the left hand side, so it gets credited to the India Giani Fund. You will get a letter in the mail acknowledging the donation. If your gift is $100 or more, your name will appear in the September issue of AAP News the following year. Donations to the fund are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.