The International Pharmaceutical Federation - FIP
Founded in 1912, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) is the global federation of national associations of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists and is in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO).Through its 127 Member Organisations FIP represents and serves more than three million practitioners and scientists around the world.
Throughout its 100 year history, FIP's priorities have expanded both literally and figuratively to meet the needs and expectations of the profession in expanding healthcare services and integrating emerging scientific developments. Changes in pharmacy and the emergence of Pharmacy Practice as a cornerstone of the profession have lead FIP to become globally visible for its advocacy on behalf of the role of the pharmacist in the provision of healthcare, while still maintaining its grounding in the pharmaceutical sciences.
In parallel, the membership of FIP has evolved to become the most extensive global pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences network. This network is continuing to expand its presence and influence through partnerships with some of the world’s leading healthcare, educational and scientific institutions.
FIP's highest organ is the FIP Council. In the Council, all national pharmaceutical associations (Member Organisations) and national pharmaceutical scientific associations (Predominantly Scientific Member Organisations) are represented and have voting rights. FIP's Observer Organisations, supra-national pharmaceutical (scientific) associations, also participate in the Council but do not have voting rights.
2020 Vision - FIP's Vision, Mission and Strategic Plan
Both internal and external forces are steering the course of modern healthcare and in turn how each profession can best contribute to it. Recognising this fact, FIP has developed a new Vision, Mission and Strategic Plan with the goal of firmly integrating the Federation and those it serves in global healthcare decisions and actions.
As such, the Vision that FIP sets forth is that:
Wherever and whenever decision makers discuss any aspects of medicines on a global level, FIP is at the table.
FIP is enabled to succeed in this Vision through the recognition and respect it gains through the fulfillment of its Mission, which is to:
Improve global health by advancing pharmacy practice and science to enable better discovery, development, access to and safe use of appropriate, cost-effective, quality medicines worldwide.
Carefully developed Strategic Objectives and Tactical Approaches complete the tools needed for FIP to succeed in this endeavour, the ultimate result being increased patient safety, care and health.