Not an association of pharmacists or pharmaceutical scientists? Click for more information on the benefits of becoming a FIP Observer Organisation or a FIP Supporting Organisation


To read our flyer on joining FIP as a member organisation, click here.

Benefits of becoming a FIP Member Organisation

FIP offers valuable support to its member organisations in many different ways:

  • Work in improving pharmacists' practice
  • Political and advocacy work
  • Networking with other member organisations and developing new ideas and trends
  • Recognition of pharmaceutical organisations and its members at an international level
  • Increasing  impact on health at a global level

FIP Council meeting

Please note the benefits mentioned below are solely provided to member organisations. individual members have different benefits (please click here for more information on individual Membership benefits).


Be visionary

1. Global trends and advancements

  • Monthly newsletter keeping you in the know about important trends and the actions of other pharmacy organisations and stakeholders
  • Sessions during the annual World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and webinars highlighting new activities and roles for pharmacy
  • Publications on professional services (practice, science and education)
  • Exclusive reports such as Sustainability of pharmacy services: Advancing global health
  • Special research such as Global trends shaping pharmacy: Regulatory frameworks, distribution of medicines and professional services

Keep up to date

2. Best practices

  • Global database with examples of projects and initiatives developed by pharmacy associations
  • Leadership programmes and sessions during the FIP congresses
  • Interprofessional education in a pharmacy context: Global report
  • Draft report Pharmacists fighting AMR
  • Guidance on the environmental impact of medicines and best practices
  • International awards recognising the best health promotion campaign and the best professional development programme
  • Model oath for individual pharmacists
  • Report on outcomes of FIP summit on medicines shortage

Access reliable information

3. Evidence

  • Evidence on activities, services and policies
  • In-depth research on remuneration models
  • Report on m-health and e-health
  • Advanced practice and specialisation in pharmacy: Global report
  • Global pharmacy workforce intelligence: Trends report

Get help

4. Personalised support

  • One-on-one consultancy on practice, advocacy and the role of the pharmacists
  • Projects to build capacity and boost pharmacy education in countries with limited resources
  • Letters of support from FIP to your government
  • Presence at your national event

Defend and promote

5. Advocacy tools and support

  • Advocacy tools for use with governments
  • FIP statements and joint declarations with key partners (e.g. WHO, UNESCO, WHPA)
  • Essential reference works on counterfeit medicines, tuberculosis, smoking cessation and malaria
  • Enhanced opinion of your organisation as an official member of an NGO in official relations with the WHO
  • World Pharmacists Day

Access experts

6. Global network

  • Virtual and face-to-face network of pharmacy leaders from all our member organisations
  • Online meetings and seminars on current topics
  • Contact with WHO and the regional pharmaceutical forums
  • Interprofessional network through the World Health Professions Alliance
  • One global voice for the pharmacist



Professional Work

FIP member mrganisations can benefit from FIP's support when they develop new activities aimed at improving pharmacists' practice.

To this end, FIP offers access to knowledge and experience from other national associations' activities and programmes, through:

  • Guidelines on Good Pharmacy Practice (endorsed by WHO), on HIV for pharmacists, a framework to create a guide on counterfeit medicines for pharmacists and publications such as "Developing Pharmacy Practice": joint publication with WHO to help pharmacists to provide with patient-centered care or "Counselling, Concordance and Communication - Innovative education for pharmacists".
  • A database gathering the activities, programmes and campaigns (e.g. health promotion, advocacy...) run by other national associations of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists. FIP can provide summaries in English of these activities as well as the material used for this campaign (e.g. guidelines, posters, radio spots...) when available.
  • FIP abstracts, presentations and posters from the last several years of FIP congresses


Political and advocacy work

FIP supports the advocacy work of its member organisations, through:

  •  The FIP statements 
  • Summary of evidence on the impact of pharmacists' activities or on a specific topic (specific disease, emerging issue...)
  • Best-practices exchange, through workshops organized during the FIP congress (e.g. on Governmental affairs: how member organisations handle their relationships with their parliament members and with their government)
  • Report on hot issues (e.g. pharmacy workforce)
  • Support in the review of pharmaceutical law / act and suggestions of improvement.

More resources are available on Member Organisations pages on the Members Only part of the FIP website. 

Moreover, when a member organisation faces a specific political problem, personalised support is available through the FIP officers and FIP staff, consisting of different strategies available to solve the issue (based on the

experience of other member organisations), key arguments to support member organisations' views and any other relevant tools.


Connect with other pharmacy organisations

FIP keeps its member organisations informed of latest news in the pharmacy world through a Newsletter specifically for member organisations  and through the journals of FIP (International Pharmacy Journal, Pharmacy Education).

At the annual FIP Congress, FIP facilitates exchanges amongst the leaders of pharmacy through special social events and specific facilities for member organisations' delegates.

FIP can also assist member organisations in organising visits to other countries to discuss specific topics.


Recognition of pharmaceutical organisations and its members at the international level

FIP member organisations are offered the opportunity to:

  • Showcase their innovations/activities during FIP congress, 
  • Present events (conferences...) on the Event List on the FIP website
  • Submit communications / articles in the International Pharmacy Journal
  • Suggest speakers at the FIP congress
  • Suggest pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists for FIP awards

All these opportunities increase the recognition of both your organisation and your country at the global level. 


Impacting global health

As part of FIP policy, member organisations receive the latest news from the world health community (including the World Health Organization), which are relevant for pharmacy leaders.

Through their involvement as part of the Council (i.e. the General Assembly of FIP), member organisations take part in the decisions of FIP, such as the nomination and election of officers or the modification and adoption of FIP statements


Is your association of pharmacists and/or pharmaceutical scientists interested in joining FIP?

Please have a look if the criteria for acceptance of membership are met. These criteria are defined in the FIP Statutes, under article 5 - Member Organisations.

Under article 9 - Admission of members, you will have a short description of the process leading to the admission of a new member organisation. More detailed information about the process is available in the FIP Rules of Procedure BU-A1 Admission and cancellation of Member Organisations.

Please keep in mind that a country may be represented by more than one member organisation.

If your association wishes to apply for the status of member organisation of FIP, please send a letter signed by an authorized officer of the association (e.g. your president or your CEO) and complete the application form and submit it together with a copy of the statutes, in English, French, Spanish or German, and the number of pharmacists and/or pharmaceutical scientists to FIP to the CEO of FIP at