•The theme of this year’s World Pharmacists Day is “Pharmacy: Always trusted for your health”.
•This provides an opportunity for pharmacists to show appreciation for the trust placed in their profession
September 25th of every year is celebrated as World Pharmacists Day (WPD) globally as designated by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Council.
The day is dedicated to celebrate and appreciate the work done by pharmacists.
It clearly signifies the importance of a pharmacist in product development, manufacturing, and the entire lifecycle while improving access, safety, quality, and efficacy to medical products and health technologies.
The theme of this year’s World Pharmacists Day is “Pharmacy: Always trusted for your health”.
This provides an opportunity for pharmacists to show appreciation for the trust placed in their profession and increase awareness of their role in improving healthcare delivery in the country.
The Pharmacy and Poisons Board acknowledges and appreciates pharmacists for their role in healthcare delivery to the nation and the world at large especially in this era of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pharmacists are pharmaceutical experts trusted as sources of knowledge and advice, not only to patients but also to healthcare professionals.
They promote a healthier world through patient care, research, teaching, and the manufacturing of medical products and health technologies.
Their role in the development of novel health interventions to support the appropriate management of diseases cannot be overemphasized.
Currently, the world is experiencing a period of widespread distrust in healthcare systems fueled by the Covid-19 pandemic and the accompanying information on the spread, prevention, and management of the pandemic.
Pharmacists and pharmaceutical science carry three elements of trust; positive relationship, competency/expertise, and consistency hence these elements can be used in countering misinformation on Covid-19 as well as promoting vaccines uptake by the general public against the virus.
We wish you all a very Happy World Pharmacists Day and celebrate the pharmacists who work with determination and zeal for patients care.
God Bless the Pharmacists.
Dr. Fred Siyoi, the Chief Executive Officer, Pharmacy and Poisons Board.