oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - An explanation of the International Pharmaceutical Federations elections : PSSA perspectives

Volume 81, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Congress was held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 31 August to 4 September 2014. A number of elections were conducted. The overall structure of the FIP and its governance and leadership bodies can be confusing to new members, or to members of organisations that have recently joined the FIP. The FIP represents over three million practitioners and scientists from around the world and has a complex membership structure. There are individual members, member organisations (in two categories: primarily scientific organisations and organisations that predominantly represent pharmacists), observer organisations and academic institutional members.

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