World Pharmacists Day 2022 on September 25: Achievements, Quotes, Theme, History, and Celebration

Like every year on September 25, we are going to observe World Pharmacists Day this year as well, celebrating the contribution of pharmacy and its practitioners in keeping the world a fit and healthy place to live in.

World Pharmacists Day 2022: Facts & Achievements

How it is celebrated?

The day is marked by various events and activities promoting the essential role pharmacists play in making the world a fit, healthy and vibrant place.

History of World Pharmacists Day

The First World Pharmacists Day was observed in 2009. The day was instituted by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Council during the 'World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2009' which was being held in the Turkish capital Istanbul.

Why the date of September 25 was chosen?

Because the FIP - a global body of pharmacists - had come into existence on this very date in 1912.

World Pharmacists Day 2022 Theme

  • "Pharmacy united in action for a healthier world" is the theme of World Pharmacists Day 2022.
  • The objective is to showcase how pharmacy professionals are shaping health and well-being around the world.
  • The World Pharmacists Day campaign is led by FIP every year providing an opportunity to promote the profession of pharmacy globally.

What is the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)

  • FIP is an international NGO representing pharmacists and pharmaceutical science & education globally.
  • They represent thousands of pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists and pharmaceutical educators through 144 national organisations in the world. Their head office is in the Netherlands.
  • It was established to support the development of the pharmacy profession, through practice and emerging scientific innovations, and through developing the pharmacy workforce in order to meet the world's health care needs and expectations.

Who are pharmacists?

  • Pharmacists, also known as druggists or chemists, are health professionals who formulate, control, preserve and dispense medications for patients around the globe.
  • They know the medicines inside out and thus are able to advise on how-when-and-in what-quantity medicines should be used to achieve maximum benefit and minimal side effects.
  • They know how the medicines interact when taken together and thus save you from harmful side effects.
World Pharmacists Day 2022: Facts & Achievements

World Pharmacist Day Achievements

Here is the list of achievements to celebrate on World Pharmacist Day 2022

  • Tuberculosis deaths were reduced by 14% between 2015 and 2019.
  • The maternal mortality ratio dropped by about 38% worldwide between 2000 and 2017.
  • The SDG 3 target on hepatitis B has been met and, since 2015, the number of people who have received treatment for hepatitis C has increased nine-fold to 9.4 million.
  • Since 1990, the global under-5 mortality rate has dropped by 60%.
  • 33 countries have reached the target for a 35% reduction in TB deaths since 2015 and 86 have achieved a 20% reduction in incidence.
  • Between 2010 and 2020 new HIV infections declined by 31% and there's been a 32% decline in HIV mortality since 2016.
  • Since 2012, nine more countries have been certified as malaria-free and cases in the Greater Mekong have dropped by almost 90%.

Some fun Quotes and one-liners to share on World Pharmacy Day 2022

  • Poisons and medicine are frequently the same substance administered for different purposes
  • It is simple to obtain 1,000 prescriptions, but it is more difficult to obtain a single remedy
  • Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy - Napoleon Bonaparte
  • He who takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the skill of his doctors
  • A Bartender is just a pharmacist with a limited inventory
  • Always laugh when you can, it's the cheapest medicine in the world
  • The Best and most efficient pharmacy in the world is within your own body
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