World Pharmacist Day is celebrated each year, on September 25, 2023, as a dedicated occasion to recognize and honour pharmacists for their significant contributions to improving global health.
This special day emphasizes the vital role that pharmacists play in enhancing human life. The primary objective of World Pharmacist Day is to promote and support initiatives that raise awareness of and advocate for the vital contributions made by pharmacists worldwide.
The history of World Pharmacist Day dates back to its inception at the 2009 International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Congress held in Istanbul, Turkey. This special day was established to underscore the vital significance of pharmacists and pharmacy professionals in the realm of healthcare.
The annual World Pharmacists Day campaign is orchestrated by the FIP, with the theme for each year being determined by the FIP Bureau. Notably, in 2020, FIP introduced World Pharmacy Week, expanding the festivities to encompass the entire pharmacy profession and inclusively recognizing all sectors within the field of pharmacy.
World Pharmacist Day holds importance as it is celebrated globally to acknowledge and express appreciation for the indispensable role that pharmacists play in our society. Pharmacists play a crucial role in educating the public about medicines, ensuring the safe use of healthcare and pharmacy products, and promoting global awareness of health issues.
On the eve of the Day of the Ukrainian Pharmaceutical Worker, the Faculty of Pharmacy, jointly with the Medical College, organized a series of events: a charity fair and an intellectual game.
As noted by the dean of the Pharmaceutical Faculty, Associate Professor Iryna Fediak, the charity fair raised 31,267 hryvnias.
All the proceeds have already been transferred to an individual entrepreneur Oleksandra Stekhnovych to cover the debt for ingredients and packaging for the production of medicines for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University initiated and supports the volunteer project "Medicine for the Military, made by the hands of by IFNMU professors, students and interns".
As of today, they have produced 42,221 packages of extemporaneous medicines, for which they purchased ingredients totaling 493,839.50 hryvnias.
We would like to thank everyone who participated in the fair! Congratulations to all pharmacists on their professional holiday!