Today is a special day in our Calendar. Today 25-9-14 pharmacists around the globe celebrate “World Pharmacists’ Day”.
This day is dedicated to pharmacists throughout the world in celebration of their contributions to healthcare services.
The theme for this year’s World Pharmacists’ Day is “Access to Pharmacists is Access to Healthcare”. This is indeed appropriate as Pharmacists today are in the forefront of health delivery.
“Pharmacists” have been described by the World Health Organisation and its sister organisation – the International Pharmacist Federation (FIP) – as a caregiver, communicator, decision-maker, teacher, lifelong learner, leader and manager. In short, they are dubbed the “Seven-Star Pharmacist” highly respected and accreditated to be one of the most trusted professionals by rating authorities such as the Gallup Polls. Thus we have a HUGE reputation to uphold!
Pharmacists in Malaysia rank high among the Health Ministry authorities as hardworking, passionate, competent and committed, thanks to the efficient team at the Pharmaceutical Services Division of the Ministry of Health. Pharmacists have been found to make a big positive difference in many arenas, be it in Hospital Pharmacy, Community Pharmacy, Academia, Manufacturing, Industry, Marketing, Research and Development, to name just a few
Yes, fellow pharmacists, we have reasons to be proud of our achievements. Let us celebrate!