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7 April - World Health Day - Pharmacists make cities healthier!

As part of their daily activities, many pharmacists around the world organized health promotion activities within their local communities. Some of them offer guidelines and support for healthy lifestyles, by preventing obesity amongst their communities through dedicated campaigns such as "Balanced diet, healthy life" organised in Cuidad Real, Spain (click here for a You Tube video of the campaign).

Moreover, pharmacists through their daily practice and targeted programmes also improve the environment of our cities through the collection of pharmaceutical waste in order to prevent the population from exposure to pharmaceuticals.

And, in several countries, such as in Ireland , pharmacists' organisations have developed policy and guidelines to improve disabled patients' access to their community pharmacies [Accessibility for Customers with Disabilities in Community Pharmacies: Some Practical Advice], so that our cities become friendlier for everyone.

For more information on World Health Day 2010 and activities around the world, please visit the WHO Website here