30 May 2018
2017 Annual report published: Serving global health

The diverse work of pharmaceutical educators, pharmaceutical scientists and pharmacists, all in the service of global health, is documented in FIP’s latest annual report, published today. The report, “Serving global health”, highlights the many achievements FIP and its worldwide network of experts and national member organisations made in 2017 and outlines FIP’s current areas of work. “Let us be in no doubt that the pharmacy profession has a firm place in the universal health coverage agenda, and there is much more we can offer. It is through working together in the service of global pharmacy that, ultimately, we serve global health,” said FIP president Carmen Peña. Click here to read the report. 

23 May 2018
FIP’s work highlighted by WHO DG in report on addressing medicines shortages

“Countries with a lower number of pharmacists per capita are more likely to have reduced access to medicines, as pharmacists are needed at every stage of the pharmaceutical supply chain,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, has said in his report on addressing the global shortage of medicines and vaccines presented at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, this week.

08 May 2018
Focus on pharmacists’ supply chain expertise in order to improve access to medicines, FIP says

Inefficient pharmaceutical supply chains are partly to blame for a substantial proportion of the world still being without access to basic live-saving medicines, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) says in a new report, published today. The report, “Pharmacists in the supply chain: The role of the medicines expert in ensuring quality and availability”, is released in a landscape of challenges such as substandard and falsified medicines, and a shortage of human resources in the health supply chain. “The need to ensure effective and safe medicines supply prompted FIP to take a close look at the actual role of pharmacists in pharmaceutical supply chains. This report aims to provide a foundation from which improvement can develop,” said FIP’s Working Group on Pharmacists in the Supply Chain chair Ulf Janzon.

News archive

07 February 2018
FIP appoints new chief executive officer

29 January 2018
Telling WHO how pharmacists support women

22 December 2017
Over four million pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists work together for better health

28 November 2017
New FIP report on the role of pharmacists in reducing harm associated with drugs of abuse includes marijuana

17 November 2017
Technology vs soul. Reports from FIP congress 2017 in the new IPJ

14 September 2017
New FIP global survey shows clear contribution of pharmacy to health beyond dispensing

12 September 2017
New data depict state of progress in pharmacy workforce development

11 September 2017
We must generate jobs in the pharmaceutical sector, FIP President says

26 July 2017
FIP announces resignation of Chief Executive Officer

13 July 2017
Future medicines and more: Reports from PSWC 2017 in the new IPJ

31 May 2017
2016 Annual report published: Putting people first

30 May 2017
Pharmacists’ role in harm reduction highlighted by FIP at World Health Assembly

22 May 2017
More effective treatment for cystic fibrosis patients on its way

16 May 2017
FIP publishes overview of models for reporting medicines shortages

03 May 2017
FIP calls on pharmacy leaders to transform the workforce as it releases 67 statements on pharmaceutical education

25 April 2017
Recognition of pharmacists’ role in self care is growing, new FIP report says

10 April 2017
Diversity of profession to be focus of World Pharmacists Day 2017

22 February 2017
Pharmacy support workforce survey findings published

31 January 2017
Need for quality medicines information to be included in national medicines policies, new FIP report says

30 January 2017
Pharmaceutical science is integral to national responses to dementia, FIP tells WHO Board

21 December 2016
Pharmacists & pharmaceutical scientists: Continuing to care for you

07 November 2016
Pharmacy profession is advancing with help of FIP resources

07 November 2016
FIP prepares profession to face workforce demands

27 October 2016
Burden of disease: reports from the 2016 FIP congress in the latest IPJ

29 September 2016
Health care professions ask consumers to identify fake medicine

25 September 2016
FIP President's 2016 World Pharmacists Day video message

28 August 2016
FIP’s vision to be served by three new board members from Germany, Japan and USA

28 August 2016
Community pharmacies’ important social role must not be forgotten, FIP President says

27 August 2016
Community pharmacies have the potential to vaccinate at least one in eight people right now, FIP says

28 July 2016
New international guidelines to help pharmacies keep going during natural disasters

21 July 2016
New IPJ focuses on creating a better pharmacy workforce

13 June 2016
Launch of new guidance to make children’s medicines safer and more effective

30 May 2016
2015 Annual report: Empowerment through sharing

27 May 2016
Ministers at WHA69 hear how pharmacists support victims of violence

24 March 2016
New IPJ looks at how else we can serve our communities

29 January 2016
Medicines shortages could cause death of children, says FIP

22 December 2015
Seasons greetings

16 December 2015
FIP publishes guide to help pharmacists establish tobacco-free communities

01 December 2015
Pharmacists and scientists can take the lead in reducing the environmental impact of medicines

26 November 2015
Latest IPJ asks: How much better can we be?

16 November 2015
FIP issues new resource to arm pharmacy's fight against antibiotic resistance

10 October 2015
New FIP report calls attention to how pharmacists can contribute to mental health care

30 September 2015
FIP Council appoints new Scientific Secretary

30 September 2015
Sixteen honoured by global pharmacy body

29 September 2015
FIP president describes plan for profession at opening of 75th world pharmacy congress

25 September 2015
Pharmacists learning with other health professionals will become more common, new report predicts

24 September 2015
International statements for hospital pharmacy revised

03 August 2015
Lab Boxes: The FIP project bringing learning to life

29 July 2015
Latest IPJ focuses on the data revolution in health

12 June 2015
UNESCO renews unique agreement to develop pharmacy education with FIP

28 May 2015
Stop illicit trade of tobacco products, WHO says

26 May 2015
Review finds growing focus on need to improve human resources for health

26 May 2015
Countries should have AMR plans in place by May 2017

26 May 2015
Progress on vaccine plan has been patchy, experts warn

22 May 2015
FIP Annual Report 2014 published

25 April 2015
Up for discussion at the World Health Assembly in May: malaria

24 April 2015
World Immunisation Week (24-30 April): Targets 2015 are off track

07 April 2015
World Health Day: How safe is your food?

26 March 2015
Get in the know with IPJ

24 March 2015
End TB by 2035

27 February 2015
WHO calls for recommitment to a tobacco-free world on 10th anniversary of FCTC

11 February 2015
New award to recognise interprofessional collaboration

29 January 2015
FIP underlines pharmacists’ value in tackling antimicrobial resistance

26 January 2015
International hospital and generic organisations commit to shared ethical principles on 1st anniversary of Consensus Framework

16 December 2014
Seasons greetings

01 December 2014
Closing the gaps in HIV/AIDS: World AIDS Day 2014

20 November 2014
FIP partners Fight the Fakes

13 November 2014
Ebola resources for community pharmacy now available from FIP

07 November 2014
International oath for pharmacists launched

06 November 2014
Help patients make heathy choices with WHPA app

29 October 2014
New e-learning for healthcare professionals working in armed conflict and emergency situations

24 October 2014
Nominate a scientist for the 2015 Høst Madsen Medal

29 September 2014
Today is World Heart Day

24 September 2014
Pharmacists called on to mark World Pharmacists Day 2014

30 August 2014
First woman president for FIP

13 August 2014
Ebola victims include pharmacy professionals

25 July 2014
Pharmacists asked to "think again" about roles in hepatitis

14 July 2014
FIP renews commitment to healthcare for women and children

01 July 2014
Latest information on Bangkok

01 July 2014
FIP Annual Report 2013/14 published

13 June 2014
Call for support on role of pharmacists in Uruguay

02 June 2014
Balkans emergency relief fund

21 May 2014
FIP presents evidence of pharmacy’s value in vaccinations to World Health Assembly

06 May 2014
World Asthma Day

13 April 2014
Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress Opens in Melbourne

21 January 2014
FIP interventions at the 134th WHO Executive Board in Geneva

13 January 2014
Putting patients first: Together with four global healthcare organizations FIP signs Consensus Framework for Ethical Collaboration

23 December 2013
Access to Pharmacists is Access to Health

28 November 2013
FIP participated in the 3rd Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

04 November 2013
Letters of intent for TB REACH funding due by 8 November

07 October 2013
PSWC Travel Grants

04 September 2013
2013 FIPEd Global Education Report Launched

03 September 2013
FIP launches report of international summit on medicines shortages

01 September 2013

01 September 2013
2013 Høst Madsen Medal

01 September 2013
Awards at the FIP World Congress Dublin 2013

31 August 2013
FIP Leading on Global Education Transformation

31 August 2013
FIP Welcomes New Member and Observer Organisations.

21 August 2013
2013 World Pharmacists Day - 25 September

21 June 2013
The FIP Bureau and ExCo select a new General Secretary/Chief Executive Officer.

21 June 2013
International Summit on Medicine Shortages Concludes In Toronto With A Call To Action For Stakeholders Around The World

22 May 2013
FIP interventions at the 2013 World Health Assembly in Geneva

20 May 2013
World's Health Professions Call for New Emphasis on Working Together

28 January 2013
FIP Makes Interventions at WHO Executive Board Meeting

13 December 2012
FIP and IFPMA Fight Counterfeit Medicines

25 October 2012
Call for nominations Host Madsen Medal 2013 and FIP Award Winners 2012

04 October 2012
Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands officially opens the FIP Centennial Congress

02 October 2012
Key issue within Ministers Summit and FIP Centennial Congress for Pharmacists:

20 September 2012
World Pharmacists Day 25 September

06 September 2012
With sincere thanks

04 July 2012
WHPA Releases Report on Forum for "Collaborative Practice"

29 May 2012
FIP Collaborates with the WGO for World Digestive Health Day

04 April 2012
Good Health Adds Life to Years - World Health Day 2012

01 February 2012
Taiwan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) - Twinning Programme for Good Pharmacy Practice

31 January 2012
WHO takes giant stride in promoting medicines safety worldwide

24 January 2012
FIP makes interventions at WHO Executive Board Meeting

15 December 2011
New Delhi Call to Action on Preserving the Power of Antibiotics

23 November 2011
Health professionals unite in WHPA Prague Call to Action, urging governments to ramp up fight against falsified medicines

14 November 2011
World Diabetes Day - FIP releases pinnacle report

12 October 2011
Congress IPJ now available for download

26 September 2011
FIP calls attention to medicines shortages

23 September 2011

04 September 2011
FIP Opens Momentous 2011 Congress in Hyderabad with President of India

04 September 2011

04 July 2011
WHPA Taipei Workshop on Counterfeiting of Medical Products

30 May 2011
31 May - World No Tobacco Day

23 May 2011
FIP makes interventions at WHO World Health Assembly 2011

19 May 2011
WHPA NCD Campaign Media Release

07 April 2011
FIP makes intervention at WHO for World Health Day 2011

24 March 2011
Pharmacists transform the fight against TB!

16 March 2011
Japanese pharmacists aid in relief efforts

21 February 2011
FIP Endorses Global Data Charter

04 February 2011
World Cancer Day 2011 - it's possible to overcome cancer

26 January 2011
FIP presence at the 2nd Global Forum for Human Resources for Health

13 January 2011
Pharmacy Guild of Australia - pharmacists aid in flood relief

16 December 2010
Season's Greetings from FIP!

29 November 2010
FIP and AAPS host successful meeting

25 November 2010
Abuja Call to Action: Fight the dangers of counterfeit medicine

25 October 2010

29 September 2010
Pharmaceutical Sciences Experts Present Cutting-Edge Research at International Meeting in New Orleans, Nov. 14-18

23 September 2010
25 September - World Pharmacists Day!

01 September 2010

31 August 2010
FIP-UNESCO University Twinning Network for Pharmacists formally Approved by UNESCO

30 August 2010
FIP and Pfizer Launch Joint Survey at the FIP Congress LIsbon

05 August 2010
Media Release - Trial confirms benefits of pharmacist intervention

29 July 2010
WHO and Vietnam - acces to essential medicines

28 July 2010
Australia holds Future of Pharmacy Stakeholder Forum

17 May 2010
World Health Professions Alliance calls for increased action against counterfeits

12 May 2010
Pharmaceutical Care – Where do we stand? Where should we go?

09 April 2010
FIP and Partners Launch the PPE Campaign Website

08 April 2010
FIP WHO Open Forum on the International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce (IMPACT)

07 April 2010
7 April - World Health Day - Pharmacists make cities healthier!

24 March 2010
24 March - World TB Day

04 February 2010
World Cancer Day

27 January 2010
FIP intervenes at WHO EB

24 December 2009
A Holiday Greeting from Our President

16 December 2009
2009 World Malaria Report

30 November 2009
World AIDS Day

20 November 2009
Stakeholder meeting for drug information and pharmacovigilance in Vietnam

14 November 2009
World Diabetes Day

14 October 2009
PSWC - Call for Papers!

12 October 2009
World Mental Health Day 2009 - Mental Health in Primary Care

27 September 2009
World Heart Day 2009 - Work with Heart

18 September 2009
FIP Releases 2009 Global Pharmacy Workforce Report

05 September 2009
2009 FIP Congress Istanbul – almost 3000 gather to take responsibility for patient outcomes

12 August 2009
FIP and CHEO Release Pictogram Software Free of Charge

30 June 2009
FIP Re-Launches Pharmacy Education, An International Journal for Pharmaceutical Education

31 May 2009
31 May - World No Tobacco Day

25 May 2009
FIP speaks at World Health Assembly

14 May 2009
Turkey Celebrates National Pharmacy Day

28 April 2009
Influenza A (H1N1) - reports from WHO

21 April 2009
Global Health Workforce Alliance E-discussion

01 April 2009
Pharmacy Education Framework Validation

24 March 2009
Pharmacists work towards stopping the spread of Tuberculosis

29 January 2009
FIP takes part in the WHO Executive Board Meeting

23 January 2009
FIP CEO Ton Hoek Receives Award

05 November 2008
FIP supports Beijing Declaration

24 September 2008
FIP welcomes record number of participants at the 68th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Basel, Switzerland

22 September 2008
FIP Bureau approves

06 September 2008
Global Conference on the Future of Hospital Pharmacy Successfully Completed

31 August 2008

06 June 2008
Establishment of First FIP Collaborating Centre

17 April 2008
WHO UNESCO FIP joint session held at the Global Health Workforce Alliance Forum for Human Resources for Health: The Launch of the Global Tripartite Education Action Plan 2008 – 2010

03 April 2008
Tuberculosis Awareness Campaign on 24th March by Indian Pharmaceutical Association’s Students’ Forum

21 September 2007
FIP Pharmacy Education Taskforce Proposes Action Plan on Global Pharmacy Education

05 December 2006
World AIDS Day 2006 – Stop AIDS, Keep the Promise

05 December 2006
FIP and WHO Launch Handbook on Developing Pharmacy Practice – A Focus on Patient Care

28 September 2006
FIP Honourary President Passes Away at the Age of 74

28 August 2006
FIP Opens 66th Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

26 August 2006

26 May 2006
Dr. LEE Jong-wook, 22 May 2006.

28 April 2006
FIP Launches Global Pharmacy Workforce and Migration Report

03 March 2006
FIP Actively Involved in Global Health Issues

01 February 2006
FIP Participates in the Executive Board Meeting of the World Health Organization

19 January 2006
FIP launches "Human Resources for Health" website!

19 January 2006
Working Together for Health – Get Actively Involved in World Health Day

13 October 2005
At the recent 65th FIP Congress in Cairo, the following Statements were adopted

30 September 2005
Health Professionals Human Resources Survey Now Available Online

07 September 2005
FIP President Addresses Congress Participants at Opening Ceremony

07 September 2005
Pharmacists Gather in Cairo to Discuss Access to Medicines and Other Key Global Health Priorities

07 September 2005
IMS Health and International Pharmaceutical Federation announce award recipients at 65th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharma

07 September 2005
FIP Anounces 2005 Award Winners at Opening Ceremony

02 March 2005
World’s Health Professions Celebrate Adoption of Global Anti-Tobacco Treaty

19 January 2005
Health Professionals and Patients Announce Historic Partnership

31 December 2004
Tsunami disaster: How can you help?

FIP launches report of international summit on medicines shortages

FIP renews commitment to healthcare for women and children