World Pharmacist Day: History, Significance and Theme for 2021
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World pharmacist day is observed on 25 September every year to raise awareness about the role and responsibilities of the pharmacists and their contribution to the healthcare system.
There are about 4 million pharmacists around the world, 78 percent of them are females. According to reports, these 4 million pharmacists were responsible for the boost of revenue in pharmaceutical market up to 1204.8 billion USD in the year 2018.
World Pharmacist Day: History
Pharmacists have also been known as druggist or chemist and their contribution has often been overlooked.
25 September is observed as the World Pharmacist day because the International Federation of Pharmaceutical was founded on this day in the year 1912 which has the national pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists as its members.
This was proposed by the FIP council of Turkey and Istanbul in the year 2009 with an aim to appreciate the role of the pharmaceutical industry in standing strong and assisting people to have full access to the medical facilities and technologies all over the world.
World Pharmacist Day: Significance
We cannot imagine our lives without the pharmacies or the pharmacists. They are not only the heroes of the modern world but have been serving the human kind since ages.
Many a times, the role of the pharmacist has been overlooked or ignored by the people. People need to start appreciating their knowledge about medicines, patience to handle people and their selfless service towards the society.
Even during the pandemic, when the world was afraid to step, pharmacists were the ones available 24*7. These frontline workers have been serving the people without any bias.
World Pharmacist day: Theme for 2021
The theme for year 2021 is "Pharmacy: Always trusted for your health". It an effort to recognise the role of the pharmacists during emergencies and critical conditions.
It signifies the trust of the people on their chemists and the immense faith on these frontline workers.
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