Pharmaceutical logistics and
supply chain expert
Pharmaceutical logistics and
supply chain expert

By creating growth for all, always looking to the future, developing relationships based on trust, and acting ethically and humanely, UbiPharm strives every day to facilitate access to healthcare solutions in Africa and France's overseas departments and territories.

As an expert in the distribution and dispensing of healthcare solutions, the Group has adopted a unique customer-shareholder model.

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About
us

The Group

Discover UbiPharm, a reputed pharmaceutical group comprising 5 business lines and 35 active companies, with over 1,700 employees, and 1,800 pharmacist-shareholders working across 14 African countries and 4 of Frances overseas departments and territories. Together, we share the same goal: to make health care accessible to all in Africa and Overseas France.

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lines

Wholesaler-distributor

As the key intermediary between laboratories and dispensing pharmacies, we are involved at every level of the medicine distribution chain, from order processing to final delivery to 5,000 pharmacies.

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Distributor

Thanks to our status as a wholesale export distributor, more than 100 pharmaceutical companies trust us to manage the distribution of their products and to support them in their daily development.

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Logistics service provider

Traceability, cold chain compliance, stock management... UbiPharm's subsidiaries are specialised in the medicine supply chain in Africa and Overseas France. We expertly manage all aspects of the UbiPharm group supply chain on a daily basis: traceability: for all categories of ambient products, cold chain compliance: via all modes of transport (sea, air, road etc.), freight brokers, etc.

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Pharmaceutical depot

As a pharmaceutical depot, our role is to ensure the continuous supply of medicines to pharmacies and medical institutions in order to prevent any stock shortages. That's why, in addition to our activities as a wholesaler and distributor, several of our subsidiaries offer a depot operation which provides laboratories with a comprehensive global logistics service, while they manage invoicing and collection and retain ownership of their stock.

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Promoter

With our network of some thirty agencies, 400 pharmaceutical representatives are responsible for the implementation, promotion and development of medicine sales on behalf of laboratories in Africa and Overseas France. PlanetPharma also offers an innovative promotion model based on point of sale optimisation, with a strong focus on digital technology via the company PromoNova in Côte d'Ivoire.

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Our locations

38 active companies, including 18 pharmaceutical distribution centres, located in 14 African countries and 4 of France's overseas departments and territories: discover all of the UbiPharm group's sites.

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Our service
solutions

Pharmacy
services
UbiPharm is committed to supporting every pharmacist-customer to meet their clients requirements. We apply our extensive expertise to help our partners grow and develop solutions to facilitate access to health care. At UbiPharm, 100% of the wholesale companies in our network are owned by pharmacists, which facilitates decision-making and the implementation of initiatives.
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Laboratory
services
The UbiPharm group, an expert in the distribution of pharmaceutical and parapharmaceutical products, is on hand to manage all the logistics and to provide customised solutions tailored to the needs of each laboratory.
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The Foundation

As a very socially engaged company, creating a foundation to support the most disadvantaged communities was a logical next step. Through the UbiPharm Foundation, the Group carries out numerous operations in the field to improve the living conditions of such communities. Hospitals and health infrastructure, education, scientific research, access to drinking water, etc., our work involves all of these areas and types of structures.

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Posted on September 26, 2022

Obituary: Death of Dr NDOUMOU OBAME, Board Chairman of UbiPharm Group

Le Grand Quevilly, September 26th, 2022

 

The Board of Directors of UbiPharm group announces with sympathy that Dr Daniel NDOUMOU OBAME, Board Chairman of UbiPharm Gabon has passed away on September 6th, 2022, in Libreville, Gabon.

Dr NDOUMOU OBAME had recently been appointed Board Chairman of UbiPharm group and of GESCA. He was also one of the founders of the UbiPharm group.

Afflicted by the news of Dr NDOUMOU OBAME's passing, UbiPharm group would like to thank the late Dr NDOUMOU OBAME for his invaluable contribution to the Group, and offers its deepest condolences to his family in these difficult times.

 

 

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Posted on August 8, 2022

Women's sports walk with UbiPharm Congo !

On June 26, in the town of Pointe Noire in Congo, the staff representatives of UbiPharm's Congolese subsidiary organised their traditional monthly fast walk. 

For the first time, an all-female team was brought together to encourage a sporting dynamic, and bring team spirit amongst the female staff. 

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Posted on July 18, 2022

The UbiPharm Foundation offers incubators in Burkina Faso and Mali

Over the past few months, the UbiPharm Foundation has donated ten European standards neonatal incubators to Bobo-Dioulasso’s Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Souro Sanou (CHUSS), in Burkina Faso, and to the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire  Gabriel Toure in Bamako, Mali. Each hospital was given five incubators.

The donation of these incubators took place during the last quarter of 2021. This equipment will increase the reception capacity of the neonatology units, and enable better care for premature children.  

These donations reflect the interest that the UbiPharm Foundation has in improving the living conditions of the populations of the countries in which the UbiPharm group is present.

With these initiatives, the UbiPharm Foundation perpetuates its actions of solidarity and sharing for the benefit of vulnerable populations.

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Posted on July 18, 2022

Appointments to the Boards of Directors of the UbiPharm companies

Le Grand-Quevilly, July 14th, 2022

On June 16, 2022, the Board of Directors of the UbiPharm group appointed Mr. NDOUMOU OBAME Daniel as the new Board Chairman, replacing Mr. DAO Boukary.


New Board Chairman in Mali, Senegal, and Togo

The subsidiaries of UbiPharm Mali, UbiPharm Senegal, and UbiPharm Togo have recently appointed the new Board Chairman of their respective company.

  • Mr. DIARRA Bréhima, Board Chairman of UbiPharm Mali, effective on May 11, 2022
  • Mr. DIEDHIOU Moussa, Board Chairman of UbiPharm Senegal, effective on June 8, 2022
  • Ms. DOVIE-AKUE Kokoe Emilie, Board Chairman of UbiPharm Togo, effective on May 20, 2022
  • Mr. NDOUMOU OBAME Daniel also becomes the new Board Chairman of Gesca, ​​ Group’s auditing subsidiary.

The mandate of the new Chairmen runs for a period of 2 years, in accordance with the rotating mode of presidency in force within the UbiPharm group.
 

The UbiPharm group warmly thanks for the years of service the outgoing Presidents:

  • Mr. DAO Boukary, Board Chairman of UbiPharm and Gesca;
  • Mr. OUATTARA Béma, Board Chairman of UbiPharm Mali;
  • Ms. BA SOW Fatimata, Board Chairman of UbiPharm Senegal et
  • Ms. D’ALMEIDA Mawussé, Board Chairman of UbiPharm Togo.



About UbiPharm

With a presence in 14 African countries and 4 French overseas departments and territories, UbiPharm continues to promote access to healthcare solutions. With a turnover of 882 million euros in 2020 and 1,750 employees, this supply chain expert integrates five businesses: wholesale distributor, distribution, logistics, promotion and depository.

With an innovative customer-shareholder model and a high-performance and responsible distribution system, UbiPharm is proud to support healthcare players by creating close relationships that benefit everyone.

UbiPharm 

Health at hand, now. 

For more information: www.ubipharm.com/
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Posted on July 8, 2022

UbiPharm Madagascar meets pharmacists in Antananarivo

On June 13, at the Ibis Antananarivo hotel, the traditional annual meeting between UbiPharm Madagascar and pharmacists took place. About 20 pharmacists who were recently installed and shareholders of the said company were able to take part in the meeting.

Within this framework, the President of the Board of Directors of UbiPharm Madagascar, Mrs. RABETSAORANA Vololona, and Dr. KABRAN Hervé who represented UbiPharm Development, supported the teams to present the UbiPharm group and to exchange on the advantages of collaborating with UbiPharm Madagascar.

The event, during which the guests expressed themselves on various subjects including the shareholding at UbiPharm Madagascar, was concluded around a convivial lunch.

Thank you to all participants !

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Posted on June 30, 2022

PlanetPharma expands its service offering in Africa with PromoNova

Le Grand-Quevilly, July 4, 2022 

PlanetPharma, UbiPharm group’s logistics platform based in France, is expanding its offer by creating the company PromoNova. This service answers to the new expectations of pharmaceutical laboratories, which want an integrated offer of distribution and quality promotion.

Through PromoNova, PlanetPharma reinforces its offer in the promotion of health solutions to the African continent by proposing an innovative model based on the optimization of the point of sale, and strongly focused on the digital service. 

This new proposition offers a broader solution to pharmaceutical customers by providing them with the latest digital promotional tools. At the same time, they will be able to benefit from a portfolio of complementary services for the distribution, promotion and regulatory monitoring of their healthcare products. 

Mr. Hervé GUESSENND, CEO of PlanetPharma explains: "With PromoNova, we are proud to continue to support pharmaceutical laboratories in the distribution and deployment of healthcare solutions in Africa, whilst contributing to making medicines available to the population. This differentiating approach combines traditional promotion and digital innovation while respecting ethical rules, to increase market share." 

Mr. Messotigui DIOMANDÉ, Director of PromoNova adds, "Thanks to our expert and dedicated team, our integrated service solutions allow our partners to penetrate the point of sale more easily and boost the rotation of their products in the pharmacy while being able to understand the customer's needs."

Based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, PromoNova, whose objective is to cover French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa, has started its promotional activities in Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Mali, and Senegal.


About the UbiPharm group
Present in 15 African countries and 4 French Overseas Territories, UbiPharm repeatedly promotes access to health solutions. This supply chain expert integrates five businesses: wholesale distribution, distribution, logistics, promotion and depositary.

With an innovative customer-shareholder model and a high-performance and responsible distribution system, UbiPharm is proud to support healthcare players by creating close relationships that benefit everyone.

UbiPharm has, through its subsidiary PlanetPharma, a logistics platform based in France chosen by more than 100 healthcare companies to ensure their distribution to 24 countries on the African continent. PlanetPharma also offers a wide range of services focused on the Healthcare industry. 

UbiPharm
Health at hand, now.
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Posted on June 16, 2022

UbiPharm Burkina, Diamond Sponso at Pharma Expo BF 2022

UbiPharm Burkina was Diamond Sponsor of the first edition of the Pharma Expo BF 2022, which was held from June 9 to 11 at the Soleil Levant Pavilion of the SIAO in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The event under the theme: "Pharmacy in Burkina Faso - the challenges of industrialization in the era of generics and biosimilars", was punctuated by discussions around topics related to health and pharmacy.

The event was under the patronage of the Minister of Health and Public Hygiene of Burkina Faso, Dr. KARGOUGOU, and under the chairmanship of the President of the National Order of Pharmacists of Burkina Faso, Dr. SANDOUIDI. Dr KONKOBO, Director of the Africa zone of the UbiPharm group, also encouraged this edition of the exhibition.

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Posted on June 3, 2022

UbiPharm Senegal at El Djazair Healthcare

UbiPharm Senegal teams were present at El Djazair Healthcare 2022, the first Algerian Pharmaceutical Industry Exhibition. This event, organized by the Ministry of Health of Senegal in collaboration with the Ministry of Pharmaceutical Industry and the Ministry of Commerce of Algeria, was held in Dakar, Senegal, from May 17 to 19, 2022.

At the show, the Senegalese wholesale distributor also presented their service solutions facilitating the availability of healthcare solutions in Senegal.

The show, which was mainly focused on the export of medicines and medical devices to the African market, hosted multinational companies.

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Posted on April 30, 2022

UbiPharm launches the campaign "Thanks to you"

Within the context of its 30th anniversary and the unveiling of its new brand identity, the UbiPharm group launches its international campaign: “Thanks to you”.

The objective of this engaging campaign is to highlight the involvement of each stakeholder in making health accessible to all. UbiPharm pays tribute to its partners, customers, shareholders, and employees without whom the Group could not accomplish its mission.

Through this campaign, UbiPharm highlights the values driving the Group, and which can be summed up as the acronym SPICE, namely:  Satisfaction of customers, Partnership, Innovation, Confidence, Engagement in society.

The Group is committed to continuing to advance health in Africa and in the Overseas  France.

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Posted on April 29, 2022

On the move with UbiPharm Cameroon !

After a two-year hiatus due to the situation caused by COVID-19, the teams at UbiPharm Cameroon organized their famous annual “fast walk” on Sunday, April 24th, 2022.

The participants, composed of staff, pharmacy customers, assistants and students, were brought together to mark Labor Day, which will take place on May 1st, 2022. Board Chairman at UbiPharm Cameroon, Dr Henri NJITCHOUANG NONO and the Commissioner of Police of the 8th district of the city of Douala honored the teams with their presence during the activity.

The event punctuated by speeches from Dr NJITCHOUANG NONO, and Dr LOMPO, General Manager of UbiPharm Cameroon, ended with the presentation of awards and trophies. The first prize was awarded to Dr Etienne GBABI, pharmacist trainee of the Pharmacie des Merveilles.

This edition of the walk was a great success.

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Posted on March 17, 2022

UbiPharm celebrates its 30th anniversary.

On March 12th and 13th,  2022, we had the pleasure of meeting many of you on our stand at the 2022 edition of PharmagoraPlus exhibition. 2 memorable days for the UbiPharm team, who was happy to see our customers and partners after a difficult health context.

The 2022 edition of PharmagoraPlus was a great opportunity to discuss with our partners, reveal our new brand identity, and website, our platform “NOW”, all the whilst celebrating our 30th anniversary. For the past 30 years, thanks to you, we have been innovating to find new healthcare solutions.

Thank you to our shareholders, customers, partners, and employes. Thank you for your trust over the years enabling that together we can make health accessible, on a daily basis, in the countries where we are present.

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Posted on March 3, 2022

6th Antilles-Guyane Mayotte Thesis Award in Guadeloupe

The 6th edition of the Antilles-Guyana MAYOTTE Thesis Award, which takes place every two years, took place on February 19th at the Relais du Moulin, in Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe. This award is granted by the UbiPharm group in partnership with the National Academy of Pharmacy since 2009.

The awards ceremony was held on 15 December 2021, during a solemn event organised by the National Academy of Pharmacy, which rewards pharmacy students throughout France. The winners this year are : Ms Camille WATTEZ (1st prize), Ms Julie LE PELLETIER (2nd prize ex-aequo), and Ms Lindy JIOUNANDAN (2nd prize ex-aequo). 

The jury was proud to present the lucky winners with a trophy, a symbolic financial envelope, and a book on West Indian pharmacopoeia.

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Posted on March 1, 2022

Result of the gender equality index 2021

Publication of the gender equality index of PlanetPharma’s Economic and Social Unit 2021.

In accordance with French law, the economic and social unit (ESU) composed of four specialized subsidiaries, namely PlanetPharma, Gesca, DII, and D.T. Pharma, today publish their professional equality index between men and women. The companies comprised in the ESU score 68 out of a 100 for the period January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.

As a reminder, the gender equality index is an overall score that consists of four or five indicators (depending on the size of the company):

  • Average pay gap between women and men ;
  • difference in the rate of individual increases with men;
  • percentage of salary increases following maternity leave;
  • number of women in the ten highest paid positions;
  • Promotion rate gap (only for companies with more than 250 employees).
     
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Posted on January 24, 2022

UbiPharm and Imperial form strategic alliance to create Africa’s most expansive healthcare distribution networks

This strategic alliance will provide complementary continental route-to-market solutions to healthcare principals and clients, leveraging best-in-class operations and commercial services. While UbiPharm and Imperial will each maintain their individual business autonomies, the strategic alliance will drive better access to medicines, vaccines and other healthcare products for patients and consumers across 40 African countries, representing one of the most expansive networks for healthcare distribution on the continent. All the activities essential to the availability of medicines – including manufacturing, regulatory, promotion and distribution – will be readily available to healthcare principals through this network.

“As part of our purpose to connect Africa and the world and improve people’s lives, Imperial seeks to connect every African patient to quality healthcare, every day,” says Mohammed Akoojee, Group CEO of Imperial. “This strategic alliance with UbiPharm is in line with this ambition and our ‘Gateway to Africa’ strategy, which is also focused on expanding our geographic footprint and reach on the African continent, including in Francophone and Lusophone African countries. A Pan-African solution such as this one bodes well for our principals, clients and customers and, more importantly, enhances healthcare through increased patient access to vital medicines that are critical for sustainable development of the African continent,” Akoojee adds”

The alliance between UbiPharm and Imperial also aims to meet the growing demand from the healthcare industry for a global, secure and efficient continental solution in Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone Africa countries, in compliance with Good Distribution Practices (GDP).

Gérard Mangoua, Group CEO of UbiPharm, adds "UbiPharm is a socially responsible company that, for 30 years, has pursued the same mission: to promote access to health solutions in the regions where we operate, particularly French-speaking Africa. Our alliance with Imperial is aligned with our strategy, which is to continuously innovate in order to meet the changing needs of populations. This alliance will make it possible to strengthen access to health solutions on the African continent". 

The synergies provided through this strategic alliance present Imperial and UbiPharm’s combined client base with a unique and unprecedented offering in terms of development, consolidation and access to new markets and territories. 

 

About Imperial:

Imperial is an African focused provider of integrated market access and logistics solutions. With a focus on the following key industries - healthcare, consumer, automotive, chemicals, industrial and commodities - we take our clients’ and principals’ products to some of the fastest growing and most challenging markets in the world. Ranked among the top tier global logistics providers and listed on the JSE in South Africa, we seek out and leverage new technology to deliver innovative, end-to-end solutions. Through our significant African footprint and international expertise, and with the support of our 25,000 people, Imperial’s purpose is to connect Africa and the world - and to improve people’s lives with access to quality products and services. For more information, visit www.imperiallogistics.com

 

About UbiPharm Group

Present in 15 African countries and 4 French Overseas Territories, UbiPharm repeatedly promotes access to health solutions. This supply chain expert integrates five businesses: wholesale distribution, distribution, logistics, promotion and depositary.

With an innovative customer-shareholder model and a high-performance and responsible distribution system, UbiPharm is proud to support healthcare players by creating close relationships that benefit everyone.

UbiPharm has, through its subsidiary PlanetPharma, a logistics platform based in France chosen by more than 100 healthcare companies to ensure their distribution to 24 countries on the African continent. PlanetPharma also offers a wide range of services focused on the Healthcare industry. 

UbiPharm

Health at hand, now.

For more information, visit www.ubipharm.com  

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Posted on December 24, 2021

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Posted on December 1, 2021

UbiPharm reveals its ambitions for the future through a new identity

On the eve of their 30th anniversary, the UbiPharm group is looking towards the future under a new identity, incarnating its contribution to the world of tomorrow, which is to facilitate access to health solutions in Africa and French territories overseas.

The Group's new ambitions, supported by its new identity, reside in its desire to be the human partner of the pharmaceutical sector, constantly innovating to transform the distribution and dispatching models of healthcare solutions.

Thanks to its presence in 19 countries, UbiPharm is committed to being the partner of reliability to assist institutions in their healthcare deployments and to make the African and the Overseas departments and regions of France economic fabric shine.

To tell the story of this transformation, it was necessary to imagine an identity that would allow the Group to address its partners around the world in a cohesive way, while affirming its presence across the entire value chain of the pharmaceutical industry.

UbiPharm's agility, leadership and human approach are reflected in a new brand signature: "Health at hand, now.". Representing the Group's original business and mission, expressing its ability to deliver healthcare solutions instantly to the populations of the countries in which it operates. 

The new logo, inspired by the initials "UP", denotes the desire to constantly look towards the future and takes its origin from the shape of a heart and the medical cross of health. These symbols are the reflection of the Group's DNA and its values. It unites all UbiPharm employees and partners behind a unique and easily recognisable sign.

Discover this new identity directly on our website: ubipharm.com 

Because healthcare cannot wait, it is our daily concern. 

The UbiPharm group

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Posted on November 30, 2021

UbiPharm reveals its ambitions for the future through a new identity

On the eve of their 30th anniversary, the UbiPharm Group is looking towards the future under a new identity, incarnating its contribution to the world of tomorrow, which is to facilitate access to health solutions in Africa and French territories overseas.

The Group's new ambitions, supported by its new identity, reside in its desire to be the human partner of the pharmaceutical sector, constantly innovating to transform the distribution and dispatching models of healthcare solutions.

Thanks to its presence in 19 countries, UbiPharm is committed to being the partner of reliability to assist institutions in their healthcare deployments and to make the African and the Overseas departments and regions of France economic fabric shine.

To tell the story of this transformation, it was necessary to imagine an identity that would allow the Group to address its partners around the world in a cohesive way, while affirming its presence across the entire value chain of the pharmaceutical industry.

UbiPharm's agility, leadership and human approach are reflected in a new brand signature: "Health at hand, now.". Representing the Group's original business and mission, expressing its ability to deliver healthcare solutions instantly to the populations of the countries in which it operates. 

The new logo, inspired by the initials "UP", denotes the desire to constantly look towards the future and takes its origin from the shape of a heart and the medical cross of health. These symbols are the reflection of the Group's DNA and its values. It unites all UbiPharm employees and partners behind a unique and easily recognisable sign.

Discover this new identity directly on our website: ubipharm.com 

Because healthcare cannot wait, it is our daily concern. 

The UbiPharm group

 

ubipharm.com 

About UbiPharm

With a presence in 15 African countries and 4 French overseas departments and territories, UbiPharm continues to promote access to healthcare solutions. With a turnover of 882 million euros in 2020 and 1,750 employees, this supply chain expert integrates five businesses: wholesale distributor, distribution, logistics, promotion and depository.

With an innovative customer-shareholder model and a high-performance and responsible distribution system, UbiPharm is proud to support healthcare players by creating close relationships that benefit everyone.

UbiPharm 

Health at hand, now. 

Press contact : communication@ubipharm.com

 

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Posted on November 16, 2021

Thoughts from Niger

On Saturday 6 February 2021, a brainstorming session on the theme of "Customer Satisfaction" was held at UbiPharm Niger for all departments of the subsidiary. The President of the Board of Directors of UbiPharm Niger, Mrs Fatimata Zara BILKASSOUM, honoured the teams with her presence during the session.

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Posted on November 16, 2021

UbiPharm celebrates International Women's Rights Day

On 8 March 2021, the world celebrated International Women's Rights Day. The official UN theme for this year was "Women's Leadership: Towards an Equal Future in the World".

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Posted on November 12, 2021

UbiPharm Foundation supports the creation of a garden in French Guiana

On the 3rd of July, the inauguration of GADEPAM association's "Kaz garden" took place in Maison de l'Artisanat Traditionnel et des Produits Naturels in French Guiana. The project was materialized thanks to the support of the UbiPharm Foundation.

This traditional garden aims to enable the public, and especially children, to discover the plants from Guiana's biodiversity used in crafts and traditional medicine, as well as to acquire knowledge on the best use these Creole remedies. "Kaz's garden" will be open to the general public from September 2021.

In the past, the UbiPharm Foundation participated in the publication of two books on medicinal plants and donated a screening vehicle to an association working in health prevention in the region.

 

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