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Who we are and what we do

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Representing pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) is the global body representing pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. Through our 144 national organisations, academic institutional members and individual members, we represent over four million pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists around the world.

To support the pharmacy profession

Founded in 1912, FIP is a non-governmental organisation with its head office in the Netherlands. Through our partnerships and extensive pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences network, we work to support the development of the pharmacy profession, through practice and emerging scientific innovations, in order to meet the world’s health care needs and expectations. 

Leader of pharmacy at a global level

Molecules become medicines when pharmaceutical expertise is added. In turn, pharmacists — through ensuring responsible use — optimise the effects of these medicines. FIP is recognised as the leader of pharmacy at a global level. We continue to expand our presence, within pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, and influence through partnerships with some of the world’s leading health, policymaking, education and science institutions.

Vision, mission and strategic plan

Our vision is a world where everyone benefits from access to safe, effective, quality and affordable medicines and pharmaceutical care.

Our mission is to improve global health by supporting the advancement of pharmaceutical practice, sciences and education.

We are currently finalising our new strategic plan, which will enable our vision.

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