Nepal Pharmaceutical Association (NPA) is a professional organization of individuals working in the pharmaceutical sector and was established in the year 1972 A.D (2028). This organization was established with an aim to achieve professional growth, establish greater collaboration among health care providers and improve patient’s health-related outcome in Nepal.
NPA’s foundation was laid by Dr. Purosattam Narayan Suwal, the first president with 27 members which in its 45 years’ journey has grown with more than 1000 members in its canopy. As any other organization, NPA carry with it a long history of struggle to achieve its professional right. But, amid such difficult situation, NPA have thrived continuously. One of its major achievement was the establishment of Nepal Pharmacy Council in the year 2000 A.D. (2058 B.S), a professional organization working in area of academics in coordination with NPA to improve quality of pharmacy education in Nepal.
Quality of pharmacy service in academic, professional, product and manufacturing quality has always been the major priority area for NPA and strongly believes that general population should get these services at the most affordable price. With the aim to improve the quality of medicine manufactured by the Nepalese Pharmaceutical industries, NPA continuously work in the manufacturing sector to provide technical support; training and seminar on GMP to the employee. NPA is also regular to organize scientific sessions to provide with up-to-date information in the field.
At present context hospital pharmacy in the government hospitals are being developed and further recent graduate pharmacists are more attracted towards community pharmacy role. And our organization is focused to groom the hospital and community pharmacist for their sustainability.
NPA is associated with International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and SEARPharma Forum as an organizational member. As a member NPA represents the pharmacists apex body Nepal Pharmacy Council and other health professionals in Nepal Health Professional Council. It also provides technical suggestions to the government on pharmaceutical sector through Drug Advisory Committee.
The history of Nepal Pharmaceutical Association (NPA) goes back to 1972 A.D. (2028 BS) when it was initiated in a small room of Banaspati Bibhag by a group of people involved with pharmaceutical and medicinal plants. A five member ad hoc committee was formed to proceed with the formation of the association with a total of 27 members, including 14 pharmacists, under the presidency of Dr Purosattam Narayan Suwal.
In its glorious 41 years, NPA has organized several programs and has been actively involved in almost all the programs held with the objective of development of this sector.
One of the significant achievements of NPA has been the formation of Nepal Pharmacy Council in 2000 A.D. (2058 BS), which gave a distinct recognition to the pharmacy profession. With its proud history, NPA has now more than 800 members from different fields of pharmaceuticals and medicinal plants.
To expand the activities in different part of the country, NPA has formed two chapters (Kaski and Lumbini).
Aims & Objectives
The association shall have no political affiliation and shall not indulge in any kind of political propaganda. It shall be a purely scientific and professional body with all or any of the following aims and objective:
•To promote the pharmaceutical sciences and arts in all their aspects.
•To afford the members of their association the means of social intercourse, mutual helpfulness, mental and moral improvement and national recreation.
•To impact suitable education and training to persons preparing for the pharmaceutical profession or those already engaged in the profession.
•To protect and promote the status and interest of all those who are directly or indirectly engaged in the pharmaceutical profession.
•To uphold the ethics of the pharmaceutical profession.
•To undertake, carry or promote scientific and technical researches, experiments and tests of all kinds in the pharmaceutical and allied subjects.
Means & AchieveMents
All or any of the following means shall be adopted in order to achieve the aims and objectives of the association:
•To edit and publish journals, books, magazines, documents and other publications for promoting the cause of pharmacy & medicinal plants.
•To hold seminars, symposium, conferences and exhibitions for the cause of pharmacy and medicinal plants.
•To urge or represent legislation and other means in the interest of the pharmaceutical profession and of the persons engaged or to be engaged therein.
•To procure change of law and practice affecting the pharmaceutical profession in Nepal.
•To affiliate with, subscribe to, become a member of and cooperate with any other association or body in or outside Nepal, whether incorporated or not, whose objects are altogether or in part similar to those of this association.
•To accept any requsdest, gift, donation, endowment or subscription from any member of the association, from any person or institution in or outside Nepal.
•To raise special funds by voluntary contribution for the promotion or attainments of the objects of the association.
•To borrow money required for the purpose of the association.
•To invest and deal with any money of the association in any sphere of business, which will be helpful in the realization of the aims and objectives of the association.
•To provide the necessary office, premises and staff.
•To establish and support branches of the association in any part of the country or outside.
•To perform any such acts, deeds and matters which may be helpful in the realization of the aims and objectives of the association.
Website :- http://www.npa.org.np/