17 Jul, 2014
WORLD PHARMACISTS DAY – 25TH SEPTEMBER 2014
In line with the call from the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) that pharmacists all over the world are encouraged to celebrate World Pharmacists Day on 25th September 2014, the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (MPS) has taken the lead to encourage pharmacists in Malaysia to celebrate this auspicious day at their own practice settings.
On this day, pharmacists should celebrate our profession by organising activities that promote and advocate for the role of the pharmacist in improving health in accordance with the theme for this year’s celebration “Access to Pharmacists is Access to Health”
As quoted in the FIP website https://www.fip.org/worldpharmacistsday
“For many years, FIP has recognized that access to medicines is a major issue in many parts of the world and pharmacists play a key role throughout the whole supply chain towards improving access to medicines. However, access to medicines itself will not result automatically in optimal health outcomes.
Indeed in 2012, a study quantified that 500 billion USD could be saved every year if responsible use of medicines was achieved and pharmacists have been identified as a strong and under-utilized asset to achieve responsible use of medicines.
The perfect combination is therefore access to medicines and pharmaceutical expertise, or in other words, to pharmacists.
In 2010, it has been estimated that 13% of the visits at a community pharmacy are concluded with advice only (and without sales of any products), highlighting that pharmacists are the most accessible and trusted healthcare professionals in many countries throughout the world. “
MPS feels that this day needs to be celebrated in the biggest possible way so as to uplift the spirits of our profession in this Country. This will certainly benefit the Country and its people towards better health.
Thank you for your kind cooperation
Datuk Nancy Ho
PUBLIC HEALTH ROLE OF PHARMACISTS: A REVIEW OF KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION
There are numerous opportunities for community pharmacists in publichealth. Following the review of knowledge and information, a wide range of strategies thatcould help enhance the public health role of community pharmacists in the UK wereidentified. The dominant themes included strategies to enhance the public health role ofcommunity pharmacists through: enhancing the effectiveness of communication techniquesof students and pharmacists; advancing pharmacy practice experience of students in publichealth; enhancing the public health content of pharmacy curricula; managing legitimatemedication needs of the public to identify/prevent drug-related problems; as well as promotingpatients’ self-management capacities.
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