Role of Pharmacists as 'Medicines Experts' was Highlighted on World Pharmacists Day -25 September 2018.
Students and teachers of KC College of Pharmacy celebrated World Pharmacists Day
on 25 September 2018. The audience were apprised of the History and Objectives of
the World Pharmacists Day, and about safe and effective use of the medicines. Quiz
competition and Poster Making contests were organised to inculcate the students
with sense of competition.
First designated in 2009 by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Council in Istanbul, Turkey, 25 September is being utilized to encourage pharmacists to promote and advocate for their profession.
The role of the pharmacist in improving health around the world is a focus of this year's World Pharmacists Day. The 2018 theme for the designated day is "Pharmacists: Your Medicines Experts".
Pharmacists are a trusted source of knowledge and advice, not only for patients but for other healthcare professionals. For every patient who walks into a pharmacy, pharmacists ensure that the right medicine is provided at the right dose and in the most suitable formulation. We work with other healthcare professionals to ensure that every individual receives optimal treatment. Moreover, as one of the most accessible health care professionals globally, we use our learning to protect health and prevent illness.
Focus is on the extensive expertise that pharmacists have and put to use every day to ensure better patient health. This expertise is applied through science and research, through education, and through transforming patient needs into services.