Prof. Naveen Thacker
Dr. Naveen Thacker, a well-known Child Specialist of Gandhidham is the Director of Deep Children Hospital & Research Centre at Gandhidham-Kutch, Gujarat, India and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, Anand, Gujarat, India.
He has been elected as Executive Director of International Pediatric Association (IPA) for the year 2019-2021. He was the President of Asia Pacific Pediatric Association (APPA) for the year 2016-18 and the National President of Indian Academy of Pediatrics in 2007. He is the Secretary of Child Health Foundation.
He served as CSO representative on Gavi Board for 4 years. He is a member of Indian Expert Advisory Group on Measles and Rubella and a member of Pneumococcal Expert group of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
From 2008 onwards, he is one of the Scientific Advisory Committee Member of Enterovirus Research Centre, Mumbai- Indian Council of Medical Research.
He is a Steering Committee Member of Immunization Partners of Asia Pacific (IPAP) for the year 2017-2019.
He has also served as member of many committees of Government of India and ICMR like Immunization Action Group, ICMR Subcommittee on Polio Vaccine, ICMR Expert committee on Vaccines, India expert Group on Polio.
He was amongst the Top Influencer for the fight against Polio released by UNICEF on World Polio Day 2017 and has been blessed with some prestigious awards such as Outstanding Asian Pediatrician Award 2012, Rotary International Regional Award for Polio-free World 2010, Rotary Ratna Award District 3050, 2010, prestigious FIAP award, etc.