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The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) is an organization charged with representing the pharmacy profession and pharmaceutical sciences all around the world. The mission of FIP is to “improve global health by advancing pharmaceutical education, pharmaceutical sciences, and pharmaceutical practice thus encouraging, promoting and enabling better discovery, development, access to and responsible use of appropriate, cost-effective, quality medicines worldwide.”

As a member of the FIP, NSU's Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy is increasing its global outreach and knowledge of international pharmacy programs. The Pharmabridge program, supported by FIP, “aims to strengthen pharmacy education in developing and transitional countries through coordinated support from pharmacy establishments in developed and more advanced developing countries”.

In partnership with the Pharmabridge program, NSU COP hosted two Nigerian pharmacists from the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, in February 2018 for four weeks. During the visit, the pharmacists shadowed COP faculty members in classrooms, labs, and experiential practice sites, including community pharmacies and hospitals. Participants also had the opportunity to enjoy college and student hosted activities.

NSU's Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy, looks forward to sharing our resources and knowledge to improve pharmacy practice and teaching methodologies in developing parts of the world. For more information on the Pharmabridge program, visit International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).

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