Asia Pacific Regional Office

Founded in 1999, the Asia Pacific Regional Office (APRO) is the oldest IPSF regional office. The 1st APPS was held in Singapore in 2001. APRO is made up of diverse cultures, languages, and pharmaceutical societies within the Asia-Pacific region; 17 countries, 23 associations, approximately 55,000 members and more than 8 different languages are used in this regional office.

Definition and Missions

APRO is a functional extension of the IPSF Executive structured by elected pharmacy students from IPSF member countries of a specific IPSF region, we focus on some IPSF objectives to suit the needs of our region. Therefore, we have a regional working group team and subcommittees to help carry out APRO focus projects. Most of the RWG are elected by local association members in APRO at the Regional Assembly. We have different positions available for everyone who are interested!

Visions and Missions

The aim of the Federation is to study and promote the interests of pharmaceutical students and to encourage international co-operation amongst such students.


Establishing a permanent form of contact with representative organisations of pharmaceutical students.


Promoting the exchange of ideas by international correspondence and by encouraging full dissemination of scientific and professional knowledge.


Encouraging the formation and development of national pharmaceutical student organisations without trespassing upon their domains.


Collecting opinions and information on the subject of pharmaceutical education and by suggesting improvements where necessary with the aim of attaining unification of pharmaceutical education.


Organising annual international pharmaceutical students’ congresses.


Encouraging and promoting international visits and exchanges of students.


Publishing the IPSF APRO Newsletter as an official organ.


Co-operation with other international organizations on a scientific, educational and cultural plane only, the Federation being non-political.


Representing the opinions of pharmaceutical students in discussions with professional, governmental and non-governmental organisations.


Improving public health through provision of information, education, networking, a range of publications and professional initiatives is one of APRO's missions. We aim to achieve this goal by holding Public Health Campaigns, publishing regional newsletters, holding Patient-Counselling Events, Clinical Skills Events, and the Leaders in Training event at the Regional Symposium; last but not least, we hold the Good Pharmaceutical Practice Education Programme which is aligned with the World Health Organisation's (WHO) guidelines.