The International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) was founded in 1949 by eight pharmacy student associations in London, United Kingdom. The Federation now represents approximately 350,000 pharmacy students and recent graduates in 90 countries worldwide. IPSF is the leading international advocacy organisation for pharmacy and pharmaceutical science students. IPSF promotes improved public health through the provision of information, education, and networking opportunities as well as a range of publications and professional activities.
IPSF initiatives focus on the areas of public health, pharmacy education, and professional development. Initiatives include multiple public health campaigns, research on issues in pharmacy education and workforce development, the Student Exchange Programme, organising international and regional events, and publication of the IPSF newsletters in pharmacy education and student exchange, among other responsibilities.
The five regional extensions of the Federation are the:
- African Regional Office (AfRO)
- Asia Pacific Regional Office (APRO)
- Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO)
- European Regional Office (EuRO)
- Pan American Regional Office (PARO)