World Pharmacists Day: Safe and effective medicines for all
World Pharmacists Day is observed on 25 September each year as per the decision made by The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Council in 2009. FIP encourages pharmacists to use this day to organise activities that promote and advocate for the role of the pharmacist in improving health in every corner of the world.
The theme for 2019 is “Safe and effective medicines for all”
The theme for 2019 aims to promote pharmacists’ crucial role in safeguarding patient safety through improving medicines use and reducing medication errors.
“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”- FIP President Dominique Jordan.