Every year on September 25, World Pharmacist Day is commemorated with the goal of highlighting and advocating the pharmacist’s contribution to health improvement. The occasion of World Pharmacy Day serves as a reminder to honour all medical specialists who provide their services with empathy and understanding. Pharmacists provide the availability of pharmaceuticals and guidance on safe medication usage. A pharmacist is a healthcare professional who is responsible for storing, handling, and dispensing medicines. Like doctors, pharmacists also have a major role to play in the healthcare sector.
World Pharmacists Day 2022: Theme
This year’s theme, “Pharmacy united in action for a healthier world,” aims to promote unity and highlight the sound effects of pharmacy on health. The theme has been chosen to “showcase pharmacy’s positive impact on health around the world and to further strengthen solidarity among the profession”.
World Pharmacists Day 2022: Significance
Pharmacists are trained to advise the right way a medicine must be used and stored while they also provide us with crucial information about the potential adverse effects of a medicine. These professionals also contribute to research for new drugs while they offer their vital services in hospitals, medical clinics, government institutions, and universities. In addition, pharmacists are also responsible for the safe disposal of medicines once they have expired.
World Pharmacists Day 2022: History
The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Council first announced World Pharmacist Day in 2009 at the World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Istanbul, Turkey. This day in 1912 saw the establishment of FIP. Promoting pharmacists’ contributions to improving world health through their profession is the main goal of this day.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- International Pharmaceutical Federation CEO: Dr Catherine Duggan;
- International Pharmaceutical Federation Founded: 25 September 1912;
- International Pharmaceutical Federation Headquarters: The Hague, Netherlands;
- International Pharmaceutical Federation Motto: Advancing pharmacy worldwide.