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FIP launches database highlighting impacts of FIP publications and pharmacy towards global health improvement

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The Hague • 7 April 2024

A new resource for evidence-based advocacy and policy engagement, designed for pharmacists, policymakers, researchers and members of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), is launched today on World Health Day.

The FIP Impact Database collects, summarises, categorises and analyses FIP outputs, including publications, that support the federation’s vision and mission. The impact database is hosted by the FIP Global Pharmaceutical Observatory. It also includes main areas of work, challenges, opportunities and best practices of FIP’s member organisations over the past decade that have impacted on improving global health.

The database is currently in its testing phase and FIP is inviting its members to explore its features and provide feedback here (or by emailing In the next phase of development, FIP plans to expand the scope of the platform by incorporating additional publications that have impacted on global policy formation.

“This platform describes the work of FIP and its member organisations that has influenced practice, education and policy. As we move forward into next stages of development, the impact database will continue to evolve into a sustainable, dynamic resource for policymakers and influencers,” said Prof. Ian Bates, Director, FIP Global Pharmaceutical Observatory.

Notes for editors

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) is the global federation of national associations of pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists and pharmaceutical educators, and is in official relations with the World Health Organization. Through our 153 member organisations, we represent over four million practitioners, scientists and educators around the world. Our vision is a world where everyone benefits from access to safe, effective, quality and affordable medicines and pharmaceutical care.

Marina Llibre
Communications coordinator
International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)

Last update 5 July 2018

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