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New strategies and services that empower informal carers, particularly women, need to be delivered, FIP said in a new Statement of Policy published today.
FIP urges pharmacists to further the support they give to women to provide caregiving at home. Health systems currently rely heavily on women as informal carers, but they do not provide adequate support for them, the statement states.
“Understanding how pharmacists can support women in their role as informal carers can facilitate achieving the ambitious United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of gender equality and sustainable development by 2030, and help reduce potential health-related inequalities to a minimum,” said Ms Ema Paulino, FIP professional secretary.