WORLD PHARMACIST DAY IS OBSERVED ON 25 SEPTEMBER EVERY YEAR ALL OVER THE WORLD. The purpose of this day is to encourage activities that promote and advocate for the role of the pharmacist in improving health in every corner of the world.
The theme of the World Pharmacist Day 2020
“Transforming global health” is the theme of this year’s World Pharmacists Day: 25 September 2020. Let’s make this 10th World Pharmacists Day the biggest ever.
This Day was established by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), the global federation of national associations of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, which is in official relations with The World Health Organization. In 2009, Council meeting of the FIP Congress is in Istanbul, the Turkish Pharmacists Association suggested to annually celebrate a World Pharmacist Day, to be organized on September 25. From the next year 2010, World pharmacist day has been coordinated by FIP and celebrated through the involvement of its Member Organisations, either with structures, widespread campaigns or small scale projects.
In India PCI has announced the official observing of “ Pharmacist Day” 25th September and taking place w.e.f. 25th September 2013 to be celebrated every year on this day.
Pharmacist represents the 3rd largest healthcare professional group in the world. In India, today there are more than 10 lakh registered pharmacists working in various positions, applying their unique knowledge and skills, contributing to the health of the nation. On September 2016, the National Health Portal (Ministry of Health & Family welfare) govt of India has listed World pharmacist Days in the official annual days.
IN 2017, PCI has decided to give the “Pharmacy Awards” to the registered pharmacist in order to recognize the outstanding services in the field of patient care & encouraging the development of innovative programs of study & research in the different branches of pharmaceutical sciences. The awards will be given for distinguished and exceptional achievements in the following categories:
- Community Pharmacy
- Teaching Profession
- Research pharmacy
- Regulatory pharmacy
- Industrial pharmacy
- Best performing state pharmacy council