Shaping the future of self-care through pharmacy

“Shaping the future of self-care through pharmacy” programme

Health and self-care literacy for the management of minor ailments in the pharmacy 

Empowering patient self-care improves health outcomes and reduces the burden of diseases. Improving health and self-care literacy is key to empowering pharmacy-based self-care. This is especially important when it comes to the management of minor ailments through pharmacy. Consisting of a series of five events focusing on common health issues, this new FIP digital programme aims to examine how pharmacists can be enabled to improve health and self-care literacy. Approaches for each of the five areas of minor ailments will be discussed including embedding health and self-care literacy into education and training, developing self-diagnosis and self-medication protocols, widening access to patient information, and improving referral strategies. 

Accelerating selfcare to achieve Universal Health Coverage

6 October 2021

This event will ask how healthcare can be rebuilt amidst a global pandemic and focus on the important role that selfcare will play. It will also look at the enablers that will accelerate self-care through community pharmacy and how this builds towards Universal Health Coverage.

To identify mechanisms that will enable the acceleration of self-care to achieve UHC.

Learning objectives:
1. Discuss approaches to rebuilding healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic
2. List factors that enable self-care through community pharmacy;
3. Describe trends in self-care;
4. Explain how to integrate self-care as a building block to Universal Health Coverage.

Target audience: Healthcare professionals – particularly the pharmacy team, who support people to self-care.

Sham Moodley, Community pharmacist

- Jurate Svarcaite, Director General Association of the European Self-Care Industry
- Ruben Viegas, FIP Practice Development Projects Coordinator
- Padmaja Kamath, Director – Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, Global Self-care Federation