Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) is
an organization established in 1999 by the pharmacy students of
Kathmandu University (KU) for the welfare of pharmacy education
and the profession as a whole with an objective to work for professional
and academic activity in and out of KU. This organization is independent
to organize its activities within the limit of its objective under
the umbrella of KU.
The following are the objectives of Forum for
- Carry out different activities to improve knowledge skill
and attitude of the students in professional and academic matters.
- Organize different activities to the communities for the social
benefits. The different activities includes the following:
- Publication of pharmaceutical related newsletter, bulletins,
posters etc comprising student and faculty activities including
drug information which is beneficial to the medical and non-medical
- Organization of social work beneficial to the society in relation
to the pharmacy. This may include training and other education
- Organization of talk programs.
- Find out resources to carry out research and development work.
- Development of relationship between pharmaceutical industries
and the pharmaceutical activities.
- Organization of interaction program among students.
- Encouragement of members in the research and development works.
Mr. Bhuwan Chhetri (4th year)
Mr. Ramesh Devkota (4th year)
Public Relation Executive
Ms. Rashmi Sharma (4th year)
Mr. Nawin Pudasaini
Ms. Sabina Ranjit
Mr. Pratik Adhikari
Mr. Roshan K. C.
One day Blood Donation Program was organized on the 22nd April 2013
at the social hall of Kathmandu University to help Nepal Red Cross Society to fulfill the demand of blood. The event was organized by Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) under the collaboration with Nepal Red Cross Society, Central Blood Transfusion Service, Kathmandu.
The 1st year pharmacy students took the major responsibilities to organize the program and 10 medical staffs from Nepal Red Cross Society and other pharmacy students volunteered in the program. The program was held from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and a total of 111 students, staffs and locals donated their blood in
the program. Out of 111 donors, 89 were male and 22 were female. Despite the poor weather conditions and difficulty in accessing the blood donation site, large number of people participated in the program.
Health camp and Awareness programme
A one day free health camp
was organized at Shree Bramayani Secondary School, Gairibisauna, Deupur-4 of Kavre district on May 4, 2013 (Baisakh 21, 2070). The main objective of the program was free health check up, free dispensing of medicines and counseling to the patients. The program was organised by Forum for Pharmacy (Fop), Kathmandu University in collaboration with Dhulikhel Hospital, District Health Office and Shree Bramayani Secondary School. Third year pharmacy students took the major responsibility to organize the health camp and many other pharmacy students volunteered the program. Nine doctors (1 general physician, 1 ortho specialist, 1 ENT specialist, 3 Dentist, and 2 gynaecologists) from Dhulikhel Hospital were involved in the health camp. Medicines were collected from 17 different pharmaceutical companies and District Health Office, Kavre. Altogether 413 people were benefitted from the health camp.
Realizing the role of pharmacist toward public health and community, 3rd year pharmacy students under Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) also conducted a public awareness program
on that day in providing awareness on oral hygiene, cleanliness, several diseases, menstruation, sexual and reproductive health and climate change. Pamphlets on the related topics were distributed during the program. Animations and cartoons, oral and slide presentation were also presented. Around 200 people participated in the program. The participants were mainly secondary level students of Shree Bramayani Secondary School and the local people.
On Saturday, July 21, 2012,
FoP organized a Free One day Health Camp in Shree Dedi Thumka
Higher Secondary School, Kuntabesi, Kavre. Under FoP, 3rd
year pharmacy students took the responsibility of the program.
The camp was organized by FoP,
under collaboration with Dhulikhel Hospital and Rotaract club
of Budol. The main purpose of the program
was free health check up along with free medicines distribution
and counseling services. Dhulikhel Hospital, provided the
medical manpower for the camp. Five doctors of different specialty
(Eye, 1-ENT, 1-Gynae/Obs, 2-General
Medicine) participated in the camp. Medicines
required for the camp was collected from ten different pharmaceutical
companies and District Health Office, Dhulikhel. Partial financial
support was obtained from Rotaract Club and program organizing
committee of Shree Dedi Thumka School. A total of 142
people had their health checked, ailments
diagnosed, free medicine dispensed in the camp.
- Blood Donation Program
As per the program schedule of Forum for
Pharmacy (FoP), Blood Donation Program was organized on the
5th of June, 2012.
Under the co-ordination of Vice-President of FoP, BPharm 1st
year students took the responsibility of the program. The event
was organized under the collaboration of Nepal
Red Cross Society, Central Blood Transfusion Service, Kathmandu
at the dining hall of C.V. Raman Auditorium in Kathmandu University.
The program was held between 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and a total
of 186 blood donors
participated in the program. Most of the donors were undergraduate
students from Kathmandu University. Few faculty members and
staffs also donated in their blood. Out of 186 donors [Male:
158; Female: 28]. Among 158, majority, i.e. 102 were repeat
donors. They had contributed to the program last year also.
Compared to last year, number of donors this year, increased
by 25 percent.
Donation program was
organized by Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) on
the 6th of June, 2011. BPharm 1st year students
under FoP took the responsibility of the program. The program
was held at the basement in the C.V Raman Auditorium
under the collaboration of the Banepa Red Cross Society.
Main purpose of program was to help the Red Cross gather blood
and thereby aid in the supply of increasing blood demands
at the hospitals. A total of 151 donors donated
their blood. Most of the donors were the Undergraduate students
from different faculties studying in Kathmandu University.
Few faculty members and some local people also contributed
to the program. This year’s collection by far has the
highest number of donors.
As the annual programme of
Forum for Pharmacy (FoP),
Free Health Camp
was organized this year in Saping
village of Kavre district on 11th
of June, 2011(Jestha 28, 2068). The theme
for this year’s Health Camp was free health check up
and frees dispensing of the drugs. Keeping that on mind the
3rd year Pharmacy students, under the Forum for Pharmacy (Fop),
Kathmandu University in collaboration with Dhulikhel hospital
and Samajik Jagaran Manch organized a one day free health
check up along with free medicine dispensing and counseling
with the Dhulikhel hospital doctors in the respective place.
Medicines for the camp were collected from nine
different pharmaceutical companies, and District Health Office,
doctors of different specialty (1- Eye, 1- ENT, 1- Gynae/
Obs, 3- General Medicine) participated from Dhulikhel Hospital
- Kathmandu University Teaching Hospital .
A total of 220 people
had their health checked, ailments diagnosed, freee medicines
dispensed along with proper counseling. FoP has been performing
such health related awareness programs in the past and is
dedicated to organize such program in future too.
- General health check up camp held at the”
Youth Solidarity Festival, 2010”
Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) has been performing several health
related programs. For the continuity of regular trend FoP organized
a regular health checkup camp at the Youth Solidarity Festival
2010 [dated: September 24 to 26,2010], for a total of 3 days.
The camp was organized with the following objectives:
- To disseminate information concerning the activities of
FoP to the people by counseling
- To study the blood pressure of different people of different
age and gender.
- To study the relation between the weight and blood pressure.
- Fund collection for upcoming programs
A total of 248 people (Males= 184 & Females= 64) from several
place visited it the camp and had a checkup. The checkup
mainly focused on the measurement of Blood Pressure, Height,
Weight but also the state of smoking/non-smoking, alcoholic/non-alcoholic,
diabetic/non-diabetic were also noted. In addition to the fulfillment
of objectives like fund generation and information dissemination,
the following were noted:
- Majority of the people had Blood Pressure within the Normal
- Increase in Blood Pressure was seen in older people and
in people having increased weight.
Along with the students of Batch 2009, FoP organized a free
diabetes checkup camp at the Dhulikhel Hospital (Kathmandu University
Teaching Hospital) Dhulikhel Kavre in November 25, 2010. This
camp focused on the checkup of the diabetic patients and had
the provision of free medicines too. People
from different places visited the camp and had their checkup
by Dr. Baburam Pokharel. Quest Pharmaceuticals and NPL helped
FoP with the supply of medications. It was a one day program
and was conducted from 9am to 4 pm.
Total number of people who benefited from the camp were 68 (Males:
53 & Females: 15). 11 people were found to be
diabetic. The people diagnosed with diabetes were provided with
The students of B.Pharm 3rd year gathered at the gate as planned
a day before to raise the fund for the health camp. The day
was December 1, 2010, AIDS DAY. The purpose of the gathering
was to collect fund for the health camp to be organized by the
3rd year students. The fund collection was started from staff
quarter where we got to see many teachers and collected fund
from them. The program started from around 8 am that day. Some
groups even collected fund from DMI staff quarter. At around
8.45 am all the students approached the main entrance gate and
started collecting fund from teachers who come from bus and
students who come through the entrance gate. In the occasion
we distributed condoms and ribbons to all the students. We finished
this program at 10.30 am.
- The 9th AGM of FOP, 9th Annual General Meeting of
Forum for Pharmacy(FoP), chaired by Prof. Dr. Panna
Thapa, Dean ,School of Science and Head of Department ,Department
of Pharmacy was held on 7th November 2008.Ms. Sony Chandi Shrestha,
President of the Executive Board 2007-2008 presented activities
conducted by FoP during the year 2007-2008. Assistant Prof.
Ms. Nilima Shrestha declared the new executive team as well
as the new Pharma Quest team for the year 2008-2009.Mr. Rajeev
Shrestha,the treasurer presented the financial report .While
Samon Shrestha , the new vice president of the committee presented
the brief summary about current student exchange program. Finally
Pashupati Suwal ,the newly appointed president of the committee
gave the speech of vote of thanks. Mr.Himal Pd.Chhetri was appointed
the new Staff Coordinator.
- As per the programe schedule of FOP, the Blood Donation
Program was successfully held on 10th of November,
2008. The event was organized under the joint supervision
of Forum for Pharmacy-2nd year and Kathmandu University Youth
Red Cross Circle.. The program was started from 11:00am to 4:00
p.m in C.V. Raman Auditorium(Dining Hall) and we,the organizer
are very much delighted to have 143 blood donors.
All the students of 2nd year actively participated and sincerely
volunteered for the grand success of this Program and achieved
75% of more blood donors than last year’s Program.
- On the occasion of WORLD AIDS DAY (2008) ,
Forum for Pharmacy (FoP), KU, organized a documentary
show, regarding AIDS. FoP also organized ribbon
distribution program and fund collection program for the AIDS
victims. The program was organized as per the annual health
calendar of International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation.
FoP also performed awareness poster program and condom
distribution program in association with Kathmandu
Universtity Youth Red Cross Circle (KUYRCC) and Kathmandu University
Human Biology Club (KUHBC). All the programs were performed
in Kathmandu University premises. Besides these, FoP supported
a marathon race organized by Nepal Red Cross Society, Kavre,
Banepa with assistance of KUYRCC.
- On Friday, November 14, 2008, Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) organized
a Free Diabetic Camp as per the annual health
calendar of International Pharmaceutical Students’
Federation (IPSF). The program was organized on the
occasion of World Diabetes Day. The diabetic camp included free
check-up of blood sugar level, medical counseling and dispensing
medicines. The program was performed by 3rd year Pharmacy students
under the supervision of FoP. The program was organized at Banepa
Hospital and Education Foundation Pvt. Ltd., with the support
of Banepa Hospital and Education Foundation Pvt. Ltd., S.R Drug
Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. and Kathmandu University Youth Red Cross
Circle. A total of 125 people had their blood
sugar checked and the people diagnosed with diabetes were given
free medicines for 15 days.
Prof S R Sharma
Prof B M Tuladhar
Prof P R Adhikari
Prof Panna Thapa
Dr Uttam Budhathoki
|Mr. Sulav Adhikari (4th year)
Mr. Subodh Jibi Ghimire (3rd year)
Mr. Prapanna Bhattarai (4th year)
Ms. Pratibha Ranjit (3rd year)
Mr. Anup Upreti (PharmD)
Mr. Bideha Prajapati (4th year)
To be nominated (3rd year)
Mr. Pankaj Bajaj (2nd year)
Ms. Uma Bhasima (2nd year)
Ms. Sudikshya Dhanju (1st year)
|Mr. Leeqwan Gautam (3rd year)
|Mr. Vijay Hamal (4th year)
- Student Exchange Officer
|Mr. Brajesh Jha (3rd year)