ED4 - Women in Pharmacy Forum: Equity Rx

Gala (Clyde)

Organised by FIPEd

FIPEd invites interested experts and those with a professional interest in workforce development to come along and contribute to an interactive forum to discuss and debate topics connected with this area. The FIP Education Development Team (EDT) values input and advice from participants.


Catherine Duggan (FIP CEO)


Achieving gender equity and overcoming gender-based challenges across the pharmacy and health workforce is needed to achieve universal health coverage through access to safe and effective medicines and health services delivered by the pharmacy workforce. Join us in this special session in which we aim to:


  1. Discuss FIP’s role in achieving gender equity in pharmaceutical workforce globally.
  2. Discuss barriers and facilitators for gender equity and leadership, and strategies for gender-responsive policy advocacy.
  3. Use the outcomes to help refine the scope of work/priorities for the FIP-wide gender initiative/programme of work, particularly Pharmaceutical Workforce Development Goal 10: Gender & diversity balances



09:00 – 09:15 Foreword & welcome Carmen Pena (FIP President)

Catherine Duggan (FIP CEO)

09:15 – 09:35 Keynote presentation:

The global health workforce: Realising the gender equality dividend

Ann Keeling, Women in Global Health & WHO Gender Equity Hub (UK)

09:35 – 10:30 Interactive panel discussion


Carmen Pena (FIP President)

Yolanda Robles (President, Philippine Pharmacists Association)

Ola Ghaleb Al Ahdab (Vice President, Emirates Pharmacy Society)

Cyril Usifoh (Chair for UNITWIN Centre of Excellence Africa)

Ann Keeling (Women in Global Health & WHO Gender Equity Hub)

Jim Campbell (WHO Head of Workforce)

10:30- 10:55 FIPEd commitment to PWDG10: Gender and diversity balances


Nilhan Uzman and Lina Bader (FIP Education)

10:55- 11:00 Wrap up and close

Catherine Duggan (FIP CEO)