World Pharmacists Day 2018
International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Congress in Istanbul, Turkey designated 25th September as annual World Pharmacist Day in 2009, The day is celebrated to organize activities that promote and advocate the role of pharmacist in improving health in every corner of the world. Each year a new theme is developed to showcase the pharmacist in their positive role on health.
“Pharmacists: Your medicines experts” is the theme of this year’s World Pharmacists Day.
The theme denotes that pharmacists are a trusted source of knowledge and advice, not only for patients but also for healthcare professionals. For every patient who comes into a pharmacy, pharmacists ensure that the right medicine is provided at the right dose and in the most suitable formulation. They work with other healthcare professionals to ensure that every individual receives optimal treatment.
This year, the focus is on the expertise that pharmacists are using to ensure better patient health in everyday life. This expertise is applied through science and research, through educating the next generation, and through transforming patient needs into services.
On this occasion FIP president Dr Carmen Peña added that ‘as one of the most accessible health care professionals globally, we use our learning to protect health and prevent illness’.
FIP is inviting pharmacists to support World Pharmacists Day by creating profile pictures for their social media accounts using the official FIP Twibbon or the official logo.