International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Congress in Istanbul, Turkey designated 25th September as annual World Pharmacists Day (WPD) in 2009. The day is celebrated to organize activities that promote and advocate the role of pharmacist in improving health in every corner of the world. Each year a new theme is developed to showcase the pharmacist in their positive role on health.
“Safe and effective medicines for all” is the theme of this year’s World Pharmacists Day.
The theme denotes the crucial role of the pharmacists in improving medicine use and reducing medication errors in order to safeguard patient safety. Pharmacists are encouraged to use their knowledge and expertise as to provide best of the medicines to the people.
For every patient who comes into a pharmacy, pharmacists ensure that the right medicine is provided at the right dose so that patient does not get harmed.
This year, the focus is on the role played by the pharmacists in safe and effective use of medicines.
FIP is launching an app for pharmacists to spread the WPD message.