The International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) was founded in 1949 by eight national pharmacy student associations in London. Ever since, the Federation has grown to represent over 350,000 pharmacy students and recent graduates in over 70 countries worldwide. IPSF is a non-governmental, non-political, and non-religious organisation.
The Federation aims to equip future pharmacy workforce for a professional life in a local and international setting and increase their involvement in global health. Through collaborative approaches it strives to strengthen the interprofessional commitment to health and combating global health threats. Activities include public health and advocacy initiatives, including anti-counterfeit drug campaign, professional development opportunities and a wide range of scientific and educational publications. The flagship student exchange programme impacts nearly 1,000 annually, whereas the Federation’s events, with the World Congress at the very forefront, enjoy growing professional reputation.