Overcoming barriers in educational programs for pharmacists involvement in national public health programs – experiences from india

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: MADDIRALA VENKATA, Siva Prasada Reddy (Taastrup Apotek / University Of Helsinki, Taastrup, Denmark)
  • Co-author(s): Siva Prasada Reddy Maddirala Venkata
    Peter Kielgast
    Marja Airaksinen
  • Abstract:

    Background

    As per WHO, the shortage of worldwide health professionals is growing: in 2013 it was 7.2 million and will be 12.9 million by 2035. In India, there are over 1 million pharmacists of which over 75% work in community and hospital pharmacies. To utilize pharmacists’ workforce better in public health, it is important to focus on pharmacy

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