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International affiliations

KAPI is a full member of the following international organizations:

International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA)


IFPMA represents research-based biopharmaceutical companies, and regional and national associations across the world. They facilitate collaboration, dialogue, and understanding within the Pharmaceutical industry and with other global players in the health community.

They bring the industry and broader health community together to foster innovation, promote resilient regulatory systems and high standards of quality, uphold ethical practices, and advocate sustainable health policies to meet global needs. They are the unique, informed, and credible voice in conversation with the global health community to address the many challenges in public health policy for current and future generations.

(Adapted from WSMI: http://www.ifpma.org/ on 26th March 2016)

World Self Medication Industry (WSMI)


The World Self-Medication Industry is a federation of regional and national associations, and manufacturers and distributors of nonprescription medicines on all continents. They are a Swiss association based near Geneva, Switzerland.

They support the development of self-medication industry associations around the world to aid in the understanding and development of responsible self-medication. WSMI requires member associations to develop voluntary codes of advertising practice and encourages consumer-friendly labeling.

Companies in the self-medication industry, research, manufacture and distribute nonprescription medicines and dietary supplements, designed and labelled for use without medical supervision. The public is made aware of these health products via direct advertising and they are available in pharmacies and, in many countries around the world, in other outlets.

In its role as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in official relations with the World Health Organization, they represent the self-medication industry and contribute to WHO’s Public Health goals through their specialized expertise.

WSMI also represents the self-medication industry to other international organizations, such as ICH, WIPO, Codex Alimentarius, the World Medical Association, the International Pharmaceutical Federation and the International Council of Nurses.

(Adapted from WSMI: http://www.wsmi.org/ on 26th March 2016)