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Who we are and what we do

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Representing pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) is the global body representing pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. Through our 144 national organisations, academic institutional members and individual members, we represent over four million pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists around the world.

To support the pharmacy profession

Founded in 1912, FIP is a non-governmental organisation with its head office in the Netherlands. Through our partnerships and extensive pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences network, we work to support the development of the pharmacy profession, through practice and emerging scientific innovations, in order to meet the world’s health care needs and expectations. 

Leader of pharmacy at a global level

Molecules become medicines when pharmaceutical expertise is added. In turn, pharmacists — through ensuring responsible use — optimise the effects of these medicines. FIP is recognised as the leader of pharmacy at a global level. We continue to expand our presence, within pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, and influence through partnerships with some of the world’s leading health, policymaking, education and science institutions.

Vision, mission and strategic plan

FIP’s strategic plan (“2020 Vision”), adopted in 2008, is to ensure that the federation is an integral participant in global health care decisions and actions. As such, the vision that The International Pharmaceutical Federation holds is that:

"Wherever and whenever decision-makers discuss any aspects of medicines on a global level, FIP is at the table."




FIP is enabled to succeed in this vision through the recognition and respect it gains through the fulfilment of its mission, which is to:

“Improve global health by advancing pharmaceutical education, pharmaceutical sciences and pharmaceutical practice thus encouraging, promoting and enabling better discovery, development, access to and responsible use of appropriate, cost-effective, quality medicines worldwide.”

Carefully developed strategic pharmaceutical objectives and tactical approaches complete the tools needed for FIP to succeed in this endeavour, the ultimate result being improved patient safety, care and health.

Download 2020 Vision, FIP's Vision, Mission and Strategic Plan (English)

Télécharger Vision 2020: La vision, la mission et le plan stratégique de la FIP (French)

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