Meeting room: Hippokrates
Rapporteur: Arif Ozdemir, President, EAHP Turkey Chapter, Turkey
Supported by the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP)
Target audience: Hospital pharmacy, Health and Medicines Information, Industrial Pharmacy, Military and Emergency Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Policy and regulation, Social and Administrative Pharmacy, Ethics
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), access to safe, effective and quality medicines and vaccines for all is vital for the health and wellbeing of the population. WHO supports governments in promoting stronger infrastructure allowing improved access to medicines and vaccines? How can pharmacists be part of the solution for better patient care?
Access is a global concern in view of the persisting problems of shortages of medicines. Without timely access, yet more pressure will be placed on hospitals through patients having emergencies due to a lack of medication. Since 2006, health professionals in the EU have noticed a significant increase in the number of shortages. It remains a concern for all actors of the pharmaceutical chain, from manufacturers to wholesalers, community pharmacists and hospitals.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to: