World Pharmacists Day, which takes place on 25 September each year, is a celebration of every pharmacist, pharmaceutical scientist, and others who are part of this field. Around 4 million people are engaged in this profession around the globe.

Pharmacy united in action for a healthier world

‘Pharmacy united in action for a healthier world’ is the theme of World Pharmacists Day 2022, which aims to showcase pharmacy’s positive impact on health around the world and to further strengthen solidarity among the profession. Its organiser, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), is inviting colleagues from all sectors of the pharmacy profession to take part in the campaign and show the world how pharmacists are united for health, regardless of and overcoming conflict, different politics and cultures, and economic disparity.

UN Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good health and wellbeing

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 3 sets out a number of health targets, including for non-communicable diseases e.g. cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and mental health and communicable diseases e.g. HIV, tuberculosis and neglected tropical diseases. There have been improvements in many of these areas, which have benefited from the contributions made by pharmacy. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has hindered progress and there is emphasis now from FIP to ‘build back better’.

World Pharmacy Week, 19-25 September

FIP is encouraging all sectors of the profession to use World Pharmacists Day and World Pharmacy Week (running 19-25 September) to share how their actions have resulted in better health, communicating the value of pharmacy. Organisations and individuals are encouraged to use FIP’s official World Pharmacists Day campaign materials or that FIP is acknowledged in any alternative World Pharmacists Day materials or events developed.