Any national pharmaceutical association in the WHO Western Pacific Region is eligible to apply for membership of the Forum. The Forum statutes define a national pharmaceutical association as a “free, independent nongovernmental association of pharmacists, whose activities cover all aspects of professional practice”.
To apply for membership, an association writes to the secretariat, requesting a copy of the statutes in English. The association is also required to supply a detailed description of its membership and make-up. The Forum’s Executive Committee then reviews the application (and particularly the association’s statutes) to ensure that the articles of association comply with the Forum statutes. Membership applications are approved by the Forum at its annual meeting.