Gonçalo Sousa Pinto leads the area of Development and Transformation of the Profession at the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), a non-governmental organisation representing over 150 national organisations of pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists and pharmaceutical educators, and over 4 million individual pharmacists worldwide. FIP has been in official relations with the World Health Organization since 1948. Through his role in FIP, Gonçalo promotes innovation and advocates for the value of pharmaceutical professional services in the areas of responsible use of medicines, in strategies for the prevention and management of chronic non-transmissible diseases and also infectious diseases, including vaccination services. He monitors the evolution of pharmacy practice worldwide, and produces publications and tools to support the work of FIP member organisations in their countries.
Areas of Expertise (9)
Primary Health Care
Responsible Use of Medicines
Medicines Use Optimisation
Honorary Life Member (professional)
2020 Mexican Pharmaceutical Association
Award for outstanding contributions to South American pharmacy (professional)
2010 South American Pharmaceutical Federation (FEFAS)
Honorary Life Member (professional)
1999 International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation
University of Porto: BSc, Pharmaceutical Sciences 2000
- International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)
- Immunisation For All Ages Coalition
Media Appearances (5)
Pharmacists in proactive respiratory wellness
Australian Journal of Pharmacy online
“According to the World Health Organization, air pollution is the greatest environmental risk to health, with nine out of 10 people breathing polluted air every day,” said Gonçalo Sousa Pinto, FIP lead for practice development and transformation and co-author of the report.
Apothekers wereldwijd tonen professionaliteit
Pharmaceutisch Weekblad print
“Apothekers hebben vanaf het begin proactief en vindingrijk gereageerd op de pandemie”, zegt de Portugese apotheker Gonçalo Sousa Pinto, coördinator van het COVID-19-crisisteam van de International Farmaceutical Federation (FIP), werkzaam op het hoofdkwartier in Den Haag.
Apotheker weltweit halten zusammen
Pharmazeutische Zeitung print
Apotheker Gonçalo Sousa Pinto ist beim Weltapothekerverband FIP für das Thema Coronavirus zuständig. Im Interview mit der PZ gibt der Portugiese einen Einblick in die globale Situation von Apotheken und nennt eine wichtige Forderung des FIP, die auch an deutsche Politiker gerichtet ist.
Remove remaining barriers to vaccinations from pharmacists
World Health Organization Executive Board meeting online
Despite a consolidated global trend towards pharmacists having the authority to vaccinate, several barriers ― including regulatory obstacles, opposition by other health professions, and lack of appropriate incentives and remuneration for a public health service that clearly generates savings for patients and health systems ― remain a challenge in several countries, FIP told the World Health Organization Executive Board in Geneva today. We reminded the board that many more lives can be saved through increased coverage and that access to vaccines can only be improved if a life-course approach to vaccination is promoted through strong efforts from all
Entrevista a Gonçalo Sousa Pinto, Responsable de Desarrollo Profesional de la FIP
Correo Farmacéutico (Argentina)
“Los criterios de planificación de la distribución de las farmacias son una herramienta de salud pública”
Featured Articles (3)
Beating non-communicable diseases in primary health care: The contribution of pharmacists and guidance from FIP to support WHO goalsResearch in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 36 million people die annually from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), representing over 60% of deaths worldwide, 15 million of which occur before the age of 70 years. Prevention and control of NCDs and their risk factors require interventions that are therapeutically cost-effective, affordable by the patient and/or health systems and feasible, based upon local resources.
FIP's response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Global pharmacy rises to the challengeResearch in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), as the global leadership body for pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists and pharmaceutical educators, coordinated and produced as of January 2020 an international response to the COVID-19 pandemic. FIP's response included professional guidance, a programme of digital events and other resources, as well as advocacy and policy tools to support national pharmacists' associations and academic institutions, as well as individual practitioners, in their response at country level.
Exploring the role of pharmacy in the primary health care and the prevention agendaInternational Longevity Centre UK
Community pharmacists and pharmacies have a key role to play in supporting healthy ageing and the maintenance of good health and quality of life across the life course. Harnessing their widespread distribution and accessibility, their close relationship with and knowledge of the community they serve, their long opening hours and, in most countries, teams of highly qualified health professionals, will allow pharmacies to play an even greater role in developing and delivering primary health care strategies, in collaboration with colleagues across the health care team.