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.