World Pharmacy Day
World Pharmacy Day is celebrated on September 25 of every year. The day aims in encouraging the activities such that to promote and support the role of the pharmacist in improving health in every nook and corner of the world. Celebrate World Pharmacy Day in a way that lets you know and let others know.
“Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind.” – Napoleon
History of World Pharmacy Day
World Pharmacists Day was founded by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) in the year 2010. At the council meeting of FIP Congress in Istanbul, Turkey in 2009, Turkish Pharmacist Association suggested this day. September 25 was chosen as it was the date in which FIP was founded in 1912. The Council unanimously accepted the proposal, and from 2010, the World Pharmacists Day is coordinated by FIP and is observed. The Member Organisations with both structured, widespread campaigns or small scale projects provides major contributions for the celebration of this day. The Pharmacists Day bring in the attention to the pharmacists to educate and encourage all its members to get connected to make the event a success. Each year, a new theme is developed that showcase the pharmacist and their positive impact on health. World Pharmacists Day 2017 theme is “From research to health care: Your pharmacist is at your service.” The theme reflects the various contributions the pharmacist makes to health care. The day highlights the importance of the pharmacy profession and their impact on improving health to all sort of people.
How to Celebrate World Pharmacy Day
Celebrating World Pharmacy Day is very simple. Indulge yourself in activities like holding exhibitions, lectures, and activity and tell people about the ways in which a pharmacy could help them. Post and share your World Pharmacy Day celebrations using the hashtag #WorldPharmacyDay.