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World Pharmacist Day 2020: Theme, History and Significance

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World Pharmacist Day 2020

World Pharmacist Day is celebrated on 25 September every year to promote awareness about the importance and role of a pharmacist. On this day, the main aim is to showcase pharmacists and their positive effects on health.

History Of World Pharmacist Day

World Pharmacist Day was created by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Council at the World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Istanbul, Turkey in 2009. World Pharmacist Day is celebrated on 25 September because on this date FIP came into existence in 1912. The main aim of this day is to encourage the role and activities of the pharmacist in improving health.

International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)

The International Pharmaceutical Federation or FIP is an international federation of national organizations that represent pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists. A total of 144 national organizations, academic institutional members, and individual members represent millions of pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, and pharmaceutical educators across the world. It was founded in 1912 and is based in The Hague in the Netherlands.

FIP is active across all areas of pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical science, and education, primarily through the work of member associations and dedicated volunteers. FIP initiates and implements numerous projects and programs to improve the responsible use of medicines that are making a significant impact on global pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical sciences, education, and community health.


What does a pharmacist do?

1. The quality of medicines supplied to patients.
2. Ensure Patients’ Safety.
3. Make sure that the medicines prescribed to patients are suitable.
4. Advising patients about medicines.

World Pharmacist Day 2020 Theme

The theme of World Pharmacist Day 2020 is “Transforming global health”. Pharmacists transforming global health is the focus of World pharmacists Day 2020


World Pharmacist Day 2019 Theme

The theme of World Pharmacist Day 2019 was “Safe and effective medicines for all”. It focuses on the safety of the patient by improving the use of medicine and to reduce the errors related to medicines.

 

The primary objective is to improve the health services for patients through the effective usage of therapeutic products. Increasing the importance of pharmacists in the medical team. Therefore, World Pharmacist Day is observed on 25 September to highlight the role and importance of pharmacists.

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