World Pharmacist Day is an initiative by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) to promote the role that pharmacists play in improving patient safety.
The theme this year was ‘Pharmacy united in action for a healthier world’ and all pharmacy colleagues were invited to participate by organising campaigns and events.
Save the Children provide pharmacy services in over 30 countries. Each country has a pharmacy team to enable access to medicines and ensure the provision of safe and effective pharmacy services. This includes everything from medicines procurement from qualified suppliers and manufactures and adequate and effective transportation and storage to maintain the quality of medicines. It also includes safe prescribing and dispensing and effective counselling to ensure patients are able to take medicines as intended by the prescriber.
Our pharmacy colleagues around the world face numerous challenges to ensure all of the above are implemented and for World Pharmacist Day 2022, we held some campaigns to celebrate our achievements and successes and promote our work. One pharmacy colleague was interviewed on national television in Sudan, a multi-disciplinary pharmacy focused project review was organised in Yemen and we celebrated the achievements of the Pharmacy team in Afghanistan overcoming multiple challenges and continuing to provide pharmacy services to patients in the face of adversity.