C16 - Reinventing primary health care, reinventing pharmacy

Auditorium 2-3

Chair(s)

Ms Susan James (Ontario College of Pharmacists, Canada)

Introduction

Primary health care (PHC), according to the World Health Organization (WHO), “is a whole-of-society approach to health that aims at ensuring the highest possible level of health and well-being and their equitable distribution by focusing on people’s needs and as early as possible along the continuum from health promotion and disease prevention to treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care, and as close as feasible to people’s everyday environment.”

FIP has been working in official relations with the WHO for more than 70 years. Along with the rest of the world, FIP endorsed the WHO Astana Declaration on Primary Health Care in October 2018, and FIP is committed — more than ever — to advancing pharmacy to deliver better primary health care for everyone, leaving no one behind.

Pharmacists are uniquely positioned to provide PHC throughout the lifespan of individuals. In fulfilling their role in PHC, pharmacists must ensure people receive quality comprehensive care — ranging from promotion and prevention to treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care — as close as feasible to people’s everyday environment. So, do pharmacy and pharmacist roles need to reinvented to achieve the goal of PHC?

Programme

16:00 – 16:10      Introduction by the chair 
16:10 – 16:35

 

The role of community pharmacy in a reinvented primary health care system
Dr Sarah Dineen-Griffin, University of Newcastle, Australia

16:35 – 17:00

 

New funding models for community pharmacies services: lessons from Covid-19 pandemic
Ms Ema Paulino, Associação Nacional das Farmácias (ANF), Portugal

17:00 – 17:20   Q&A 
     
17:20 – 17:30

 

Conclusion by the chair 

Learning Objectives

  1. To discuss consolidating the role of pharmacists in the healthcare system in the context of PHC
  2. To share needs and priorities on PHC at national and regional levels
  3. To explore ways pharmacy and pharmacist roles need to be expanded, diversified, and consolidated in the context of PHC
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