Pharmaceutical Association (KPA) is a non-profit
organization established as Korea Pharmacists Association
in 1928. Approximately 60,000 members of KPA have
contributed to public health through 'good quality
of medicine and right medication'. With our belief
and willingness to improve public health, members
of KPA are committed to build a welfare country.
KPA has 16 regional divisions
(5 special divisions abroad), 227 branches, General
Assembly of Delegates as a legislative body, and
16 standing committees as an executive organization.
KPA has made efforts that pharmacies
as the closest health care provider offer good quality
of public health care service. KPA has tried to
keep the policy of separation of dispensary from
medical practice, offer on-going education to pharmacists,
renovate and develop pharmacology, improve national
health insurance, establish fair trade of medical
supplies, promote an information-oriented pharmacology,
and build a computerized pharmacy.
In addition, KPA supports various social programs
and makes efforts to build social safety networks
such as smoking cessation campaign, child protection
program, 1388 youth protection campaign, and more.
KPA will try to develop public
health service system combining public interests
with pharmacists' right and do the best effort to
complete roles of pharmacists under the slogan of
'pharmacists with pride. KPA in company with public'.
Cho, Chan Hwi
President of Korean Pharmaceutical Association