“Safe and effective medicines for all,” is the theme of World Pharmacist Day held on September 25, 2019. The theme for World Pharmacists Day this year (25 September) aims to promote pharmacists’ crucial role in safeguarding patient safety through improving medicines use and reducing medication errors. This day was adopted to raise awareness of the role of the pharmacist in healthcare and to further this exact role through increased community involvement of pharmacists on national and local levels.
World Pharmacist Day was suggested in 2009 by FIP Council (International Pharmaceutical Federation) in Istanbul, Turkey to celebrate 25 September as World Pharmacists Day and emphasizes the positive role of the pharmacist in providing best in healthcare. This proposal was unanimously accepted by the council and since 2010 every year on 25 September World Pharmacists Day is celebrated by the involvement of FIP Member Organisations, either with structured, widespread campaigns or small scale projects. Each year welcomes a new theme to developed to showcase the pharmacist in their positive affect on health.
“Pharmacists use their broad knowledge and unique expertise to ensure that people get the best from their medicines. We ensure access to medicines and their appropriate use, improve adherence, coordinate care transitions and so much more. Today, more than ever, pharmacists are charged with the responsibility to ensure that when a patient uses a medicine, it will not cause harm”, says FIP President Dominique Jordan.
“Today, more than ever, pharmacists are charged with the responsibility to ensure that when a patient uses a medicine, it will not cause harm“, said President Dominique.
Pharmacists play a major role in providing improved and right medicine and reduce and error in medication. Pharmacists also ensure that when a patient uses a medicine it will not cause any harm to them. A pharmacist is crucial to the safe and effective use of medicine. Pharmacies are the first place to go for minor health concerns. Your pharmacist can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses, such as coughs, colds and sore throats.