History of World Pharmacist Day

Since its founding, World Pharmacists Day has celebrated the crucial role of pharmacists and pharmacy professionals in healthcare. At the 2009 International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Congress in Istanbul, Turkey, the notion of a global pharmacist day was created. The FIP Council made up of pharmacy leaders from throughout the world, endorsed World Pharmacists Day on September 25th. 

This landmark decision gave the pharmaceutical profession a forum to recognize pharmacists globally. World Pharmacists Day has been celebrated on September 25th since then. This unique day highlights a pharmacy subject each year to increase awareness of the profession’s vital role in healthcare and address global health issues.

Significance of World Pharmacist Day

World Pharmacists Day is significant because it provides a worldwide forum for acknowledging and appreciating the vital contributions that pharmacists and other pharmacy professionals make to both healthcare and society at large. This yearly celebration is significant in a number of important ways:

  • Acknowledging Healthcare Heroes
  • Raising Awareness
  • Promoting Public Health
  • Global Collaboration
  • Advancing the Profession
  • Educational Outreach
  • Highlighting Themes
  • Inspiring Future Generations

What is the International Pharmaceutical Federation?

The global authority on pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, and pharmaceutical education is the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). We represent a worldwide network of more than four million professionals, including pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, and pharmaceutical educators, via our network of 152 national organizations, academic institutions, and individual members. 

  • Promoting the Pharmacy Field
  • Leading the Global Pharmacy Community

The Impact of Pharmacists on Global Health

The UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 addresses non-communicable diseases like cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory conditions, and mental health as well as communicable diseases like HIV, tuberculosis, and neglected tropical diseases. 

These sectors have advanced thanks to pharmacists, but the COVID-19 epidemic has offered severe hurdles. Faced with these issues, FIP President Dominique Jordan has stressed the need to rebuild properly. World Pharmacists Day 2023’s message is “Empower pharmacies to do more.”

The Origins And Purpose Of World Pharmacy Day

World Pharmacy Day was developed during the 2009 FIP Council conference in Istanbul. Its main goal is to promote pharmacists’ critical role in world health. Pharmacists are unsung heroes who maximize drug benefits. 

Their skills, knowledge, and experience enhance medicine for everybody by providing access to pharmaceuticals, guiding their use, and improving our well-being.