World Pharmacists Day celebrated annually on 25th September. This year’s 2020 theme is “Transforming global health“. Pharmacists, also known as chemists (Commonwealth English) or druggists (North American and, archaically, Commonwealth English), are health professionals who specialize in the use of medicines, as they deal with the composition, effects, mechanism of action and proper and effective use of drugs. Using knowledge of the mechanism of action of drugs, the pharmacist understands how they should be used to achieve maximum benefit, minimal side effects and to avoid drug interactions.
Why is there a celebration called World Pharmacist Day
The purpose of World Pharmacists Day, which was brought to life at the FIP Council 2009 in Istanbul, is to encourage activities that promote and advocate for the role of the pharmacist in improving health in every corner of the world. Pharmacists are the reason why people get the best from their medicines, they are using their experience, knowledge, and expertise to make the (medical) world a better place for everybody. Moreover, they give access to medicines, advise people on how to properly take them and so much more.
World Pharmacists Day is celebrated every year on 25th September because The Turkish members of FIP suggested the Date because the FIP was established on the same day in 1912.
World Pharmacist Day 2020 Quotes & Messages
Happy World Pharmacist Day! A big thank you to all our pharmacists!
Molecules become medicines when pharmaceutical expertise is added – FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation)
Pharmacy is not only about art of medicine and dispensing,
It also about care and love for humanity. Happy World Pharmacist Day 2020
We salute you for your courage, commitment and dedication,
for your service and sacrifice,
and for your unmeasurable contribution to healthcare community
Thank You Pharmacist. Happy World Pharmacist day 2020