This World Pharmacy Day we remember our colleagues in the Commonwealth who have provided care in the face of adversity following recent natural disasters
This year, World Pharmacists Day will be celebrated Monday 25th September. Pharmacists across the globe will hold activities to promote and support the role of the pharmacist in improving the health and wellbeing of populations. The theme this year “From research to healthcare: Your pharmacist is at your service” reflects the various contributions the profession makes to health, not only in community and hospital pharmacies, but recognising the health issues of populations and developing medicines, policies and education to tackle them.
Following the recent disasters in Commonwealth countries, including the hurricanes in the Caribbean, landslides in Bangladesh and flooding in India, we remember our colleagues who have been providing care to their communities in the face of much adversity.
This is a very prominent reminder of how we need to be prepared for disasters should they strike in our own communities. We have made available a video of our recent congress presentation on refugee health and disaster management as a resource for all during this week.