The Hague • 25 March 2022
“Pharmacy united in action for a healthier world” is the theme of World Pharmacists Day on 25 September this year, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) announced today.
The World Pharmacists Day campaign is led by FIP every year, and provides an opportunity to promote the pharmacy profession. The theme is chosen by the FIP Bureau and this year the campaign’s aims are to showcase pharmacy’s positive impact on health around the world and to further strengthen solidarity among the profession.
“The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 3 sets out a number of health targets, including for non-communicable diseases (such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and mental health) and communicable diseases (for example, HIV, tuberculosis and neglected tropical diseases). We have seen improvements in many of these areas and our profession should be proud of and make known its contributions,” said FIP president Mr Dominique Jordan.
However, he added that “the COVID-19 pandemic has hindered progress and it is imperative that we rally to build back better.”
FIP is encouraging all sectors of the profession to use World Pharmacists Day and World Pharmacy Week (which will run from 19 to 25 September) to share how their actions have resulted in better health, thereby communicating the value of pharmacy.
“The core duty of every pharmacist is to apply the full measure of their knowledge and abilities to support health and well-being. I invite all colleagues to take part in the campaign this year and show the world how our profession is united for health, regardless of and overcoming conflict, different politics and cultures, and economic disparity,” Mr Jordan said.
Campaign materials will be released in stages over the coming months. The first set of resources (official logo and banners) are already available on FIP’s World Pharmacists Day webpage.
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Official logo (other languages available at www.fip.org/world-pharmacists-day)
About World Pharmacists Day World Pharmacists Day was adopted by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Council at the 2009 World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Istanbul, Turkey. 25 September was chosen because it is the date that FIP came into existence in 1912. The purpose of World Pharmacists Day is to encourage activities that promote and advocate the role of the pharmacist in improving health in every corner of the world.
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