GPP is an important component for raising the standards of pharmacy services as well as professional attitude and behavior of pharmacists for improving health in the community. GPP guidelines lay standards for quality of pharmacy services in community pharmacy settings. GPP includes:
Supply and use of prescribed medicines and other health care products including counseling.
Primary health care.
Improving rational use of medicine.
Health promotion and ill-health prevention.
Improving health and quality assurance in health care delivery.
The GPP implementation is one of the main objectives of the SEARPharm Forum. The overall objective is to contribute to the health and well-being of the populations in the SEA Region through improved standards and practice of drug distribution and drug utilization. The main approach is to provide technical assistance to member associations and to establish close collaboration with the national health authorities, the national offices of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the regional forum of collaboration betweenWHO, FIP, and SEARPharm Forum.
In order to promote the development of GPP in the region, various initiatives were taken and their out comes were summarized as follows:
GPP Overview in SEA Region‐Defined needs for developing Good Pharmacy Practice in South East Asia
GPP outreach project of FIP in Thailand (2006)
First Regional Conference on GPP Policy and Plans for the South East Asia Region, Bangkok, Thailand, June 27 – 29, 2007
Bangkok Declaration, 2007
2nd Regional Conference on GPP policy and plans at Yogyakarta, Indonesia Aug 10 – 12, 2008
Good Pharmacy Practice training manual for community pharmacists in SEA region (2009)