D9 Finding the humanitarian face of pharmacy

Wednesday 31 August 2016
Hilton Buenos Aires : Atlantico A & B, 1.5 hours

Organised by the FIP Community Pharmacy Section and the FIP Military and Emergency Pharmacy Section



Beyond the practice any pharmacist conducts in his or her primary role, there are endless opportunities to be involved in humanitarian/voluntary/charitable efforts. These activities may be within or without domestic borders, may be short-term or long-term, and may be responsive to a crisis situation or long-term health system opportunities. This session is intended to highlight the personal engagement of one or two pharmacists who have seen a pressing need and responded to it.

Learning objectives 

At the conclusion of this application-based session, participants will be able to:

  1. Research the role of the pharmacist in emergency situations
  2. Evaluate the requirement for unique policies and procedures in these situations
  3. Plan the framework required for pharmacist involvement and collaboration in a humanitarian effort
  4. Advocate how pharmacists may become involved in humanitarian projects.


Warren Meek (FIP CPS, Canada) 


Light breakfast until 07:40


1)     Addressing communicable, non-communicable and forgotten diseases in deprived areas of Buenos Aires
Carina Vetye (Pharmacist, Argentina)
Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szfbtPsBhR0


2)     Apothecary project: Pharmacists promoting sustainable development
Milagros Avila-Olias (Apothecaries project — Pharmacists without Borders, Spain)