WORLD PHARMACISTS DAY 2017 ON THE 25th SEPTEMBER WITH THE THEME: FROM RESEARCH TO HEALTHCARE: YOUR PHARMACIST IS AT YOUR SERVICE!
Every 25 September of the year marks the annual World Pharmacists Day Many years ago, the FIP Congress in Istanbul encouraged the world’s pharmacists to celebrate this day and use it to organise activities that promote and advocate for the role of the pharmacist in improving health in every corner of the world.
The theme of this year’s World Pharmacists Day is “From research to health care: Your pharmacist is at your service”.
The FIP President Dr Carmen Peña opined “This theme was carefully chosen to reflect the numerous contributions the pharmacy profession makes to health. From research and development of medicines, to educating future pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, and providing direct care, we do all this in the service of our patients and communities,”
“We want to emphasise that pharmacists are the backbone of health care in many different settings. But providing care does not begin in community or hospital pharmacies. Taking care of patients starts with recognising the health issues of populations and developing medicines, policies and education to tackle them. We pharmacists are often there at the very beginning of the process — when the first molecule that effectively treats a disease is identified,” Dr Peña added.
The pivotal roles pharmacists play in healthcare delivery from research to care giving can never be overemphasized. Pharmacists are the choke cord of healthcare anywhere in the world. In every community, pharmacists have positioned themselves to serve you and help you improve your quality of health.
World Pharmacists Day, September 25 highlights the value of the pharmacy profession and impact on improving health to authorities, other professions and the media, as well as to the general public.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria is calling on all Nigeria pharmacists to celebrate this day by using FIP designed placard, twibbon and educating people around them about the critical role of pharmacists to their wellbeing and quality of life.
Happy World Pharmacists Day 2017 to all pharmacists in the world.
Pharm. Ahmed I. Yakasai, FPSN, FNIM
President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN)