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A report of an advisory roundtable on the role of pharmacists in iron deficiency anaemia recently hosted by FIP is published today.
The advisors, recommended by FIP member organisations in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore, discussed best practices, the educational and training needs of pharmacists to support this role; and barriers and enablers to this role in their countries. The roundtable was part of FIP's Multinational Needs Assessment Programme, which will identify future plans needed in advocating and supporting pharmacists' roles. The report describes pharmacists’ roles in preventing and managing anaemia, particularly community settings. The roundtable concluded that comprehensive guidelines and toolkits on the pharmaceutical care needed for anaemia management should be developed and that it is important to monitor the outcomes of pharmacists' involvement in reducing the prevalence of anaemia and the achievement of World Health Organization global targets for anaemia. Access “The role of pharmacists in iron deficiency anaemia” here.