IPSF is the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation, which was found on 1949 by eight pharmacy student associations in London. The federation now represents around 350,000 pharmacy students and recent graduates in 84 countries worldwide. IPSF holds official relations with the world health organization (WHO) and operational relations with the united national educational-scientific and culture organization (UNESCO). IPSF also works in close collaboration with the international pharmaceutical federation (FIP).
IPSF is a non-governmental, non-political and non-religious organization. Its main aim is to lead international advocacy organization of pharmacy students promoting improved public health through provision of information, education networking and range of publications and professional activities. The IPSF Secretariat is supported and hosted by FIP in The Hague, The Netherlands.
The Federation Objectives is to establish a permanent form of contact with representative organizations of pharmaceutical students, encourage member associations to organize annual international pharmaceutical students' congresses; In addition to various workshops where they increase the circle of awareness of certain topics targeting both pharmacy and non pharmacy student, and projects that enhances the qualifications of a pharmacy student. IPSF also promotes and encourages international visits and exchanging of students.