The FIP Humanitarian programme highlights the support FIP can provide to support pharmacists and pharmacy teams in crises. Very often, pharmacists provide essential roles and services by supporting the distribution of medicines to patients and providing advice on stock management.
This programme will showcase the different humanitarian initiatives carried by pharmacists across the globe to demonstrate how adaptable the profession is depending on the crisis at hand and how colleagues can be more involved in supporting healthcare delivery in disaster and emergency settings, also highlighting the interprofessional collaboration among healthcare professionals in humanitarian arenas.
At FIP, we wish to support the profession in countries during a crisis and create awareness of pharmacists’ roles in disasters and emergencies, using their communities as support frameworks to ensure the profession’s preparedness. The Military and Emergency Pharmacists Section (MEPs) has been working in managing emergencies for years. Nevertheless, as we see the impact of crises in increasingly fragile environments, it is paramount that pharmacists continue the work post-emergency and provide sustained humanitarian support, which can be achieved in many ways. Examples for all to see and select from will be compiled.
In addition to showcasing examples of crisis management and humanitarian support, the FIP will maintain a list of available resources and content.