Introduction to COFA

The 16,000 community pharmacies in Argentina serve more than 1 million people each month. Medicines can only be dispensed at pharmacies and a pharmacist must be responsible for each pharmacy. Argentina currently has 20,000 pharmacists practising in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, industry, university and other sectors.

The Confederación Farmacéutica Argentina (COFA) is the institution that represents pharmacists across the country through their professional associations. Throughout its 80-year history it has established itself as a democratic and pluralistic organisation that works for the recognition of the pharmaceutical profession in all policy areas.

COFA is also the representative body of pharmacists in international professional organisations such as FIP, the Pan American Federation of Pharmacy, the American Pharmaceutical Federation and the Pharmaceutical Forum of the Americas.