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Under COVID-19 restrictions, the 25th annual national Pharmacy Week was revamped to educate and empower the public to improve their health. The theme for Pharmacy Week 2020 was “Digitalizing Healthcare: Your health at your fingertips”. Topics included: medication management made easy; accessibility to medicines, accessing digital health care, improving health literacy and the roles and expertise of pharmacists. Through the virtual carnival, livestream talks (over social media platforms and the Pharmacy Week webpage), educational videos (e.g. how to use self-care diagnostic devices) and virtual pharmacy tours (both community and hospital) were conducted. Interactive activities like quizzes were incorporated to create a fun learning experience for the participants.

We are proud to announce that PSS won FIP’s (International Pharmaceutical Federation) 2021 Health Promotion Campaign Award. This award was introduced to recognise health promotion campaigns that aim to provide information or education to individuals, groups and communities to empower them in adopting health behaviours and improve their health status.


Ms Yong Pei Chean, President of the 115th Council commented:

“We are honoured to receive this international award for this initiative, involving the entire pharmacy community in Singapore, which is a strong recognition of our perseverance towards contributing to public health and safety. The topics were relevant and provided the much needed guidance for the public to navigate the healthcare services, particularly pharmacy services, especially during the pandemic outbreak period where many healthcare changes were introduced."

PSS would like to congratulate the organizing committee, and thank all volunteers for their contribution to the society.