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Improving primary health care access and quality, and the pharmacist’s integral role as a primary health care provider, will go a long way to solving the health and health-delivery system challenges confronting the world’s citizens. Some of the many ways in which colleagues around the world have been working towards universal health coverage through primary health care are presented in the latest issue of the International Pharmaceutical Journal. This special issue demonstrates that every part of the profession has an important role: from pharmaceutical scientists developing new vaccines and pharmacist practitioners developing new services that prevent cardiovascular disease from childhood, to educators helping to develop training modules to encourage doctors to integrate pharmacists into their practices, and professional organisations working to advance professional roles. The reports and articles give testament ― should there be any doubters ― to our profession’s importance in overcoming health challenges, as primary care providers in healthcare systems worldwide.
- How mHealth applications are improving the quality of primary health care services
- Pharmacists beating non-communicable diseases in the community
- Interview with Sandra Carey, global president at McCann Health Global Pharmacy
- Strengthening the role of pharmacists in primary health care in Turkey
- How Indonesia’s pharmacists are developing their primary healthcare workforce
- Thoughts from Fred Mayer, the USA’s “father of public health pharmacy”
- Why we must encourage people to become active managers of their own health
- Reports from the FIP Regional Conference for the Middle Eastern Region
And news includes:
- WHO and FIP affirm collaboration to ensure healthy lives
- Countries urged to invest in health professions by WHPA
- Give pharmacists access to patient records, FIP tells ministers
- Greater focus to be given to digital technology via a new forum
- Collective commitment to primary health care gathered by FIP
- WHO chief scientist invites global R&D community to contribute to new product directory
- Hope for online patient-pharmacist consultations in Japan
- Australian pharmaceutical society wants homeopathy-free pharmacies
All this is available now!
FIP members can access the interactive magazine and pdf here.