IPSF is the leading international advocacy organization for pharmacy students, promoting improved public health through the provision of information, education, networking and a range of publications and professional initiatives. Supporting our members in the preparation and implementation of campaigns is one way in which IPSF fulfills this objective.
As pharmacy students and pharmacists, we are in the position to inform the public and change misconceptions surrounding our profession and any health related topics.
For over fifty years, IPSF has strived to actively engage our members in initiatives that positively influence health and health knowledge within their communities. By focusing on globally relevant issues and offering resources and materials to our Members, IPSF aims to provide various opportunities for students and recent graduates to expand their involvement in the public health arena.
Public Health is of global relevance; hence, EMRO strives to engage it’s Associations in initiatives that positively influence health and health knowledge within their communities. The Regional Office plays an active role in promoting and implementing Public Health activities and our work is greatly aided by our collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO).
There are two primary topics that EMRO has focused it’s attention to, and they are:
1. Ask Your Pharmacist
AYP is an EMRO Public Health project. It aims to raise awareness among the general public and patients about noncommunicable diseases, drug safety, to improve counseling skills of the students and recent graduates of EMRO region and to instill the correct concept about the role of pharmacists in healthcare. The target audiences of this project are mostly hypertensive and diabetic patients, but also other patients and consumers of medicines.
2. Vampire Cup
It is an IPSF humanitarian project. It aims to raise awareness about the importance of blood donation and helps in reducing supply insufficiencies at national blood centers.