חדשות FIP | אוקטובר 2012

Newsletter for Member Organisations
15 October 2012

The FIP Centennial was a wonderful success with over 5,600 participants taking part in this event.You will find in this newsletter a summary of the major political achievements made through this Centennial.

FIP Stakeholders roundtables:

Four roundtables have been organized in conjunction with a Minister Summit on Responsible Use of medicines, on the following themes: The right medicine to the right patient (with a particular focus on appropriateness of treatment and prevention of medication errors), Adherence, Transformative Power of Shared Information within Healthcare systems and Innovation.

A comprehensive report on the discussions held during these roundtables will be released by the end of this year.

You can already refer to the interviews of some of our speakers onthis website and to the programme of the roundtables here.

Ministers Summit

In conjunction with the FIP Centennial, the Dutch Minister of Health organized a Ministers Summit on the benefit of responsible medicines use (click here for the programme)

In addition to the summary of the discussions of the roundtables, the Summit also benefited from three reports specially prepared for this Summit:

  • The report of the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics (Advancing the responsible use of medicines – Applying levers for change), which evaluates the loss related to non responsible medicines use and lists among its 5 key recommendations an increased role of pharmacy. This report which focuses primarily on high and middle income countries is available here.
  • The report of the WHO (The Pursuit of Responsible Use of Medicines: Sharing and Learning from Country experiences) which focuses on policy options for low to middle income countries. The case of the Popular Pharmacies in Brazil highlights that pharmacists can positively contribute to access and responsible use of medicines in low to middle income countries. This report is available here.
  • A report presenting the highlights of the two comprehensive reports.

FIP was represented at this Ministers Summit by FIP President Dr Michel Buchmann and FIP Vice-President Niels Kristensen.

While a report summarizing the conclusions of the discussions held at the Summit is expected to be released on early 2013, Dr Michel Buchmann has prepared the highlights of this summit [clickhere to see the file].

You may also access to the video of the press conference following the Ministers Summit by clicking here.

FIP Centennial Declaration
This Centennial Declaration was unanimously adopted by the FIP Council and over 67 member organisations have signed personally this declaration.

You can access to this Declaration by clicking here.

This declaration is currently available in English but its French, Spanish and German translations are under preparation.

Pictures of signing ceremony is available upon request atmyriah@fip.org.

FIP GRANTS FOR CAMPAIGNS ON COUNTERFEIT MEDICINESThe World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA)  strongly believes that health professions are crucial in the fight to combat counterfeit medical products. Raising awareness among and education of health professionals is vital to improve their ability to detect and prevent infiltration of counterfeit medical products in the legitimate supply chains. Also, now more than ever, health professionals need to consider counterfeit medical products as a reason for non-response or unexpected response in pharmacotherapy in the patients they care for.

This year, the WHPA is launching a “WHPA campaign on combating counterfeit medical products Small Grants 2013/2014”. This text is a Request for Proposals (RFP) for FIP Member Organizations and IPSF student member organizations to submit proposals on innovative approaches to target the following interventions:

  • Implementation of the respective regional “WHPA Call to Action” in their countries
  • Improved collaboration among health professionals and patient organizations through establishment of inter-professional committees to combat counterfeit medical products in their countries
  • Advocacy activities targeted at health decision makers and other key stakeholders
  • Communication campaigns to encourage behavioural change among patients and public to only buy medical products from known and reliable sources

Each application should be made by at least two associations of different health professions in the same country. Proposals that include collaborations with patients’ organizations are strongly encouraged.

Up to 6 proposals will be funded for FIP Member Organizations, each of the value 6,000USD.

Up to 5 proposals will be funded for IPSF student Member Organizations, each of the value 2,500USD.

Please note that the dateline for application using the form is 15th November 2012. For more information about the Small Grants 2013/2014, please contact Xuanhao Chan and the WHPA Secretariat at whpa.campaign@wma.net

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