Authors: Samara Machado Bruck and Gabrielle Gimenes (FEBRAF, Brazil)
According to the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), the 21 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) aim is to transform the pharmacy profession in every levels of organizations as regional, national, and global scale over the next decade1. These 21 SDGs are inspired by the United Nation ones, that aims to improve the life quality over the globe2.
Practice, Science and Workforce are the solid foundation of 21 most important topics creation. To transform the pharmaceutical performance, the academic capacity, the early career training strategy, the quality assurance, the advanced and specialist development, and the competency development are examples of goals that FIP elected as the key points of the so needed transformation.
Although, the Portuguese Pharmaceutical Society, realized a survey with pharmacy professionals of all practice areas to identify solidarity initiatives that those professionals were already doing in their microcosmos and by which form they related to the UN SDG actions. The results were very impressive, they suggest that pharmacy professionals already implemented solidarity actions nationwide and those actions covered about 10 UN SDG and were related with FIP statements and reports3.
By this perspective, it is possible to infer that FIP 21 SDG needs to be more widespread and known to pharmaceutical professionals improve and align their actions with these objectives but, somehow, even without knowing those 21 goals, the solidarity spirit is present in the pharmacy profession.
1- FIP DEVELOPMENT GOALS. International Pharmaceutical Federation website: https://www.fip.org/fip-development-goals. Accessed on March 6, 2021.
2- THE 17 GOALS. United Nation website: https://sdgs.un.org/goals. Accessed on March 6, 2021.
3- Costa, F.A., Crisóstomo, S., Paulino, E. et al. The social value of pharmaceutical interventions, the Portuguese contribution to sustainable development. Int J Clin Pharm 40, 937–941 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-018-0685-x