As designated in 2009 by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Council in Istanbul, Turkey, 25 September marks the annual World Pharmacists Day. FIP encourages pharmacists to use this day to organize activities that promote and advocate for the role of the pharmacist in improving health in every corner of the world.
“Pharmacists: Your medicines experts” is the theme of this year’s World Pharmacists Day. This year, the 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 educating the next generation, and through transforming patient needs into services.
The theme of World Pharmacists Day emphasizes that 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. Moreover, as one of the most accessible health care professionals globally, pharmacists use their learning to protect health and prevent illness.
Pharmacy department celebrated this event in coordination with students to conduct various activities on 2nd October’ 2018 at HCT premises, as below:
- Pharmacy and pharmacist
- Dosage forms
- Tobacco types and effects
- Synthetic proteins, hormones and energy drinks
- Manufactured foods and their effect on the activity and concentration of the child
- Natural herbs
- Antibiotics world
- Panadol world
- Dangerous drugs during pregnancy
- Drug food interaction
Besides, Entertainment corner (Games and Puzzles), Selfie stage, visual trailer of the Pharmacy department at HCT. Ms. Iman Mubarak Al-Balushi was the main staff coordinator for this event.