FIP Launches Data Commission

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) has appointed 20 pharmacists from across the globe to the new One FIP Data and Intelligence Commission, which aims to support the organisation in developing the FIP Global Pharmaceutical Observatory (GPO) as “the most comprehensive and respected source of pharmacy data”.

Members include Monash University’s John Jackson, along with other eminent pharmacists from Europe, the USA, Africa, Asia and the Americas.

The new Commission will hold its inaugural meeting this month, with the aim of ensuring that the GPO has “regional applicability and sectoral relevance”. “The GPO is fundamental to delivering the wider FIP vision of a world where everyone benefits from access to safe, effective, quality and affordable medicines and health technologies, as well as from pharmaceutical care services provided by pharmacists,” according to an FIP statement issued last week.

The GPO initiative is aligned with FIP’s workforce development goals, including the identification of trends to enable decision making on deployment and supply of pharmaceutical workforces.

Source:, Wednesday 13 January 2021