The Pharmacist’s Day of Ukraine is celebrated annually on the third Saturday of September – it was established from September 07, 1999 when the Presidential Decree No 1128/99 “On Pharmaceutical Worker Day” was signed “… in support of the initiative of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and taking into account the significant contribution of pharmaceutical industry employees in public health… ”.
The initiator of the professional holiday was the National University of Pharmacy. This year a number of celebrations took place at the Kharkiv Regional Philharmonic.
Organizers were: Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Kharkiv Regional State Administration, Kharkiv Regional Council, Kharkiv City Council, National University of Pharmacy, Public organization “Kharkiv Regional Association of Pharmaceuticals employees ”.
The event was attended by representatives of the pharmaceutical community of Ukraine: educators, scientists, manufacturers, representatives of pharmacy chains, control and analytical institutions, distribution, public self-government, specialized media – total about 600 participants from 20 regions of Ukraine.
The morning began with the opening of the International Exhibition of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Achievements “PharmUkraine-2019”, which was attended by: National University of Pharmacy, company “HEALTH”, JSC “Pharmac”, company “Ananta Medicare”, PJSC “Red Star” Pharmaceutical Plant, Pharmacy network “9-1-1”, company “Sanofi”, LLC “Scientific and Production Company” MICROCHIM “, LLC” INTERCHIM “, DIVO VODA, JSC” Stoma “, LLC MORION, LLC ” MEDHOUSE SVIS COMPANY “,” company “ERGOKOM ».
During the grand opening of the ceremony, the best pharmaceuticals were awarded on the occasion of the professional holiday – Pharmaceutical Worker’s Day, as well as the awarding of Honored Pharmacy Workers of Ukraine.
The rector of the National University of Pharmacy A.A. Kotvitska addressed the guests with a welcoming speech.
Greetings to the pharmaceuticals were received from the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Ministry of Health of Ukraine, State Service
Honored guests were greeted by the employees of the pharmaceutical sector of Ukraine: Deputy Head of Kharkiv Regional State Administration Chernyak M.E., Chairman of Kharkiv Regional Council Chernov S.I., Director of Health Department of Kharkiv Regional State Administration Fedak B.S., Deputy Mayor for Public Health and Social Protection Gorbunov-Ruban S.O., Head of the Northeast Science Center of MOH and NAMS of Ukraine and Ministry of Education and Science, Academician of NAMS of Ukraine Seminozhenko V.P., Head of the Northeast Science Center of Ministry of Health and NAMS of Ukraine, academician of NAMS of Ukraine Bilovol O.M., President of the Public Association “Pharmaceutical League of Ukraine” Pasichnyk M.F., Head of Kharkiv Regional Trade Union of Health Care Workers Blagoveshchenskaya A.V., Academician of NAMS of Ukraine, Honorary Rector of NFaU Chernih V.P. which told about holiday setting initiatives.
The scientific-practical conference “Modern Pharmacy: History, Realities and Prospects for Development” continued the holiday. The holiday ended with a holiday concert and a firework.