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FIP renews commitment to healthcare for women and children

Pharmacy policy and practice should reflect the United Nations’ Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health and the Every Newborn Action Plan, says the International Pharmaceutical Federation.

FIP has renewed its commitment to health for women and children, along with 10 other non-governmental organisations and a number of Governments, business communities and institutions, as part of the Every Woman Every Child movement, which aims to save the lives of 16 million women and children by 2015. The commitment of each organisation is available in a document published today (14/07/2014) by the World Health Organization.

FIP’s commitment includes advocating for scientific imperatives (including good pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical care), encouraging policies that allow pharmacists to work within their full scope of practice, and collecting and sharing best practices and evidence on effective pharmacists’ interventions, all with the aim of improving maternal, newborn and child health.

FIP’s Statement of Policy on “The effective utilization of pharmacists in improving maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH)” is now available in four languages.