Dear colleagues, please accept my sincere congratulations on our professional holiday – Pharmaceutical Worker Day!

Pharmaceutical industry is a guarantee of security of the nation. Today we can proudly say that we have managed to change traditional attitude to pharmacy as to the part of medical practice. Pharmacy, the value of which was underestimated for a long time, had not only reached the position of an equal partner, but also had become a priority component of the healthcare system.

Progress of the industry is ensured by its human resources – representatives of education, science, quality control, industry, network of pharmacies, information field. We raised together the prestige of the pharmacist, acquired considerable experience in the development of national pharmacy, and made it competitive, combining the best domesticachievements of the industry with global standards. We have achieved recognition of the importance of the industry: we have the professional holiday, which this year will be celebrated for the fifteenth time, honorary titles, Code of Ethics of the pharmacist.

Every year we organized momentous forums, conferences, congresses, professional holidays at the highest level in the best hall of our city – Kharkiv national academic opera and ballet theatre named by M.V. Lysenko. Today our country is in a difficult political and economic situation. We have to abandon large-scale celebrations, and conduct within each work team solemn meeting on the occasion of our professional holiday, award the most worthy the diplomas and merit recognitions.

Dear colleagues! Let me express my admiration for your creative, tireless work in protecting human health and life, thank you for a responsible attitude to work in development of medicines and their provision to people, for good, which you bring to the world.

We wish you peace, health, prosperity, harmony. Let success always follow you in this hard and noble work!

Rector V.P. Chernykh