Every year on the 25th of September is observed as World Pharmacist Day in order to promote activities that facilitate and advocate the pharmacist’s role in improving health in every corner of the world. At the 2009 World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Istanbul, Turkey, the World Pharmacist Day was established by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Council. On 25 September, World Pharmacist Day is observed since FIP came into being in 1912 on this date. The main goal of this day is to promote a pharmacist’s role and activities in improving health.
The Pharmacist is the third-largest specialist healthcare group in the world. Today, there are more than 10 registered pharmacists employed in different positions in India, applying their specific expertise and skills to contribute to the nation’s health. The National Health Portal (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare) government of India listed World Pharmacist Days on the official annual days in September 2016.
Theme of World Pharmacist Day 2020
This year the theme of World Pharmacist Day 2020 is – Transforming Global Health
This year’s theme strives to highlight how pharmacists are contributing to a world where everyone benefits from access to healthy, reliable, quality and accessible medicines and health technology, as well as pharmaceutical care services,’
Pharmacists worldwide have played a crucial role in implementing innovative methods to mitigate the adverse impact of the pandemic since the start of the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in December 2019. During COVID -19 Pharmacist plays a key role in supplying the medicine to get access for a better healthy, quality medicine by contributing towards the nations health.
Why World Pharmacist Day is celebrated on 25th of September?
The date was proposed by the Turkish FIP members as on the same day in 1912 FIP was established.
There are about 78% of female pharmacy technicians, and are there more than 4 million pharmacists globally. In 2018 they all raised the pharmaceutical market ‘s revenue to 1204.8 billion USD. Also, it is one of the most accessible profession. The reason that people get the most from medicine is pharmacists. In order to make the (medical) world a safer place for all, they use their experience , knowledge and skills. In reality, they encourage individuals to get drugs, give people advice about how to take them correctly, and so on.