MeDiNova Research Supports World Pharmacists Day Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Posted on September 11, 2018
Archive : September 2018
Category : News


In 2009 the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) officially designated the 25th of September of each year as World Pharmacists Day. This day was adopted to raise awareness of the role of the pharmacist in healthcare and to further this exact role through increased community involvement of pharmacists on national and local levels.

Dr Essam Abdulhakim, Chief Medical Officer for MeDiNova and Managing Director of MeDiNova UK said:

“At MeDiNova we appreciate the invaluable role that pharmacists contribute, not only through science and research, but in the everyday service pharmacists around the world provide to their local communities and populations.

“We are pleased to support World Pharmacists Day and further the shared goal of increased pharmacists’ involvement in the betterment of patient health and their recognition for such services.”

The theme for 2018 World Pharmacists day is: “Pharmacists: Your medicines Experts”

“This year, we focus on the extensive expertise that pharmacists have and put to use every day to ensure better patient health. This expertise is applied through science and research, through educating the next generation, and through transforming patient needs into services,” said FIP President Dr Carmen Peña.

“The theme of World Pharmacists Day emphasises that pharmacists are a trusted source of knowledge and advice, not only for patients but for other healthcare professionals. For every patient who walks into a pharmacy, pharmacists ensure that the right medicine is provided at the right dose and in the most suitable formulation. We work with other healthcare professionals to ensure that every individual receives optimal treatment. Moreover, as one of the most accessible health care professionals globally, we use our learning to protect health and prevent illness,” Dr Peña added.