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A new resource to help academic institutions, policymakers, educators, faculty members and students address inequities in pharmaceutical education is launched by FIP today.
The “FIP toolkit for addressing inequities in pharmaceutical education” contains articles, interviews and country case studies from across the six World Health Organization regions that present these inequities as related to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, resources and education (e.g., access to schooling) and how they have been successfully addressed.
“UNESCO’s 2021 Global Education Meeting ‘Paris declaration: A global call for investing in the futures of education’, which is supported by FIP, emphasised the need to tackle the educational crises and inequalities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent findings by FIP indicated that inequities exist in pharmaceutical education and these need to be addressed urgently. This new toolkit aims to motivate forward-thinking changes targeted at transforming pharmaceutical education through addressing inequities,” said Ralph J. Altiere, chair of FIP Education.
The new FIP resource contains tools that individuals and institutions can use to assess their inequities status and examine attitudes to the different categories of inequity. It also recommends a number of actions for addressing different types of inequity and offers materials that can be used to raise awareness, drive social change and promote equitable pharmaceutical education.