The Associação Nacional das Farmácias (ANF) was founded in October 1975 as a successor of the Grémio Nacional das Farmácias, and the organization represents 97% of all Portuguese Pharmacies. Its mission is to defend the moral, professional and economic interests of proprietors of pharmacies. An increase in the ANF’s political-associative activities and the association’s ongoing efforts to improve professional practice in pharmacy have helped consolidate standards of quality in the services provided and have promoted credibility and confidence in the sector on the part of the public.

The strength and competence of the pharmacy sector is the result of unity and solidarity among ANF members and their vision and leadership in promoting these values.