Community Pharmacy Section
(CPS) Executive Commitee
(ExCo) – 2014-2015



FIP Webinars

Pharmacists improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Dear Colleagues,

Join us for four webinars on Pharmacists improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, organized by FIP – Community Pharmacy Section 

The lives of millions of people worldwide have improved due to concerted efforts – at the global, regional, national and local levels – to achieve the eight United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).Recent statistics show that with many MDG targets already met – including reducing poverty, increasing access to clean drinking water, improving the lives of slum dwellers, and achieving gender parity in primary schools – many more targets are within reach by the end of 2015. However, much unfinished business remains.

In September 2011 the FIP Council approved a reference paper on this subject and a working group was set up in December 2011 with the purpose of generating a policy document, which addresses how pharmacists contribute to the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals, particularly towards achieving Goal 4, reducing child mortality, and Goal 5, improving maternal health. The reference paper is the primary foundation for the FIP Statement of Policy – The Effective Utilization of Pharma cists in Improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) (2013, Dublin). This policy is complemented by another FIP policy, “Quality of Medicines for Children”, adopted in Basel in 2008. Maternal, newborn and child health is a pressing global health issue that has the potential to affect many generations in the future. Pharmacists have the knowledge, skills and vast opportunities around the world to play a role in facilitating or providing products and services that address these priorities. Evidence of the contribution of pharmacists in improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health has been gathered in many countries. In this context, pharmacy education and the pharmacists’ scope of practice should enable pharmacists to support maternal and child health.


The Community Pharmacy Section of FIP will send a personalised electronic certification to those pharmacists who successfully answer a test of 7 multiple choice questions after each webinar.


The four webinars will take place from 11 am - 12 pm, CET, The Netherlands.
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While there is great benefit in attending all four webinars live, each one is able to stand alone as a subject, so feel free to attend live as many as you can.

Please note FIP members will have the opportunity to listen to recordings of the ones they have missed. With this option, FIP members will also have the chance to obtain certification after each webinar


Register here (open to non-FIP members):


18 FEBRUARY 2015
11 am - 12 pm, CET. 


25 FEBRUARY 2015
11 am - 12 pm, CET. 



4 MARCH 2015
11 am - 12 pm, CET. 



11 MARCH 2015
11 am - 12 pm, CET. 


Click here for speakers and bios.

Invitation letter for Members is here

Invitation letter for Member Presidents is here