Date: 13 April 2022
The International Pharmacy Federation, FIP, has announced that the theme for this year’s World Pharmacists Day will be Pharmacy united in action for a healthier world.
World Pharmacists Day will be held on 25 September and this year’s theme aims to showcase pharmacy’s positive impact on health around the world and to further strengthen solidarity among the profession.
FIP said it invited colleagues from all sectors of the pharmacy profession to take part in the campaign and show the world how pharmacy is united for health, regardless of and overcoming conflict, different politics and cultures, and economic disparity.
FIP president Mr Dominique Jordan said the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 3 set 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,” he said.
“However, the COVID-19 pandemic has hindered progress and it is imperative that we rally to build back better,”
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.
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