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Posted on May 20, 2024

First aid training for pharmacists in Guadeloupe in Guadeloupe

First aid training for pharmacists in Guadeloupe
Last May, the UBIPHARM-GUADELOUPE team organised first aid training in pharmacies with partner JS SECOURISME. 

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Posted on April 18, 2024

Transtockeur: making medicines accessible in Africa and the Drom

Behind the scenes of the transtocker, one of our tools for making medicines accessible in Africa and the Droms. 

In this captivating video, Mr Hervé GUESSENND, Managing Director and Head Pharmacist, and Mr Yann GUIRIEC, Director of General and IT Services at PlanetPharma, take us exclusively behind the scenes of our Transtocker, a tool where technology meets precision to ensure efficient and secure management of essential pharmaceutical products.

Discover this stacker crane, an automatic pallet warehouse that's 32 metres high! It manages the storage of 11,500 pallets on 17 levels with maximum speed and safety. It also guarantees maximum optimisation of space and unrivalled operational efficiency.

Today and tomorrow you're in good hands. 👐 

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Posted on April 11, 2024

A look back at Homecare Week at UbiPharm

Take a look back at the Homecare Week which took place in January 2024 at UbiPharm Martinique and UbiPharm Guadeloupe.

Following the success of this event, we are delighted to announce that new sessions will be organised this year. This initiative is part of our ongoing commitment to provide quality services and products to improve the health of our customers. 

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Posted on March 26, 2024

UbiPharm at the student fairs in Poitiers and Limoges

Representatives of UbiPharm, in particular:

Mr Bertrand GBOHO- Managing Director D.T. Pharma and Coordinator of the Group's Dromian subsidiaries,

Mr Mathieu ACQUISTO - Managing Director UbiPharm Guyane

Mr Philippe Grilh - Operations Manager PlanetPharma

and Mrs Armelle KOUAKOU - Distribution Manager PlanetPharma,

took part in two student events: the Salon des Etudiants in Poitiers and the General Meeting of the Association Nationale des Étudiants en Pharmacie de France. This participation enabled UbiPharm to meet students in the pharmaceutical professions.

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Posted on March 12, 2024

Behind the scenes at UbiPharm: our partners from the Drôme subsidiaries visiting the site

As part of our ‘In Good Hands 2024’ event, on 12 March 2024, around twenty partners from our Drom subsidiaries honoured us with a behind-the-scenes tour of UbiPharm, and simultaneously the premises of PlanetPharma, the Group's Export Wholesale Distributor, in Le Grand Quevilly, in the Rouen region of mainland France.

After a warm welcome from the teams, the guests began the day with a tour of the PlanetPharma warehouse, where the ultra-modern stacker crane system captured everyone's attention. Representatives had the opportunity to discover how this revolutionary technology optimises the storage and distribution of pharmaceutical products, ensuring their rapid and efficient availability.

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Posted on March 11, 2024

8 March 2024 UbiPharm committed to Women's Rights

On 8 March, UbiPharm subsidiaries got together to celebrate International Women's Rights Day.

The UbiPharm Group responded brilliantly to the call for International Women's Rights Day on 8 March 2024, highlighting this year's inspiring theme: ‘Investing in women: accelerating the pace.’

Subsidiaries in countries where UbiPharm operates demonstrated their commitment to gender equality and inclusion by organising various events. To name but a few:

Burkina Faso
Côte d'Ivoire

Among others, women from the Group's Togolese subsidiary took part in an enriching training course entitled ‘Optimising your impact at work: PNR tools and practices with a focus on inheritance law’. The aim of this initiative was to strengthen the participants' professional skills while raising their awareness of the crucial aspects of inheritance law.

All the gatherings that took place created a space for exchange and learning

allowing women to connect and inspire each other.

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Posted on March 8, 2024

Group General Directors and top management at a seminar

Between January and March 2024, the General Managers and Management of the UbiPharm Group took part in two strategic seminars. The first session was held in Fort-De-France, Martinique, from 14 to 19 January 2024, while the second took place in Rouen, France, from 4 to 8 March 2024.

During these two weeks, the team received training in project management and shared their experiences of continuous improvement practices within their respective subsidiaries. The common objective remains to innovate in order to transform the distribution and distribution models for healthcare solutions, making them more accessible in Africa and the French overseas departments and territories.

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Posted on February 29, 2024

Index results gender equality 2023

In accordance with French law, the  Economic et Social Unit (ESU), comprising the four specialist subsidiaries PlanetPharma, Gesca, DII and D.T. Pharma, publish their gender equality index. The companies in the UES achieved a score of 92 out of 100 for the period from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023. 

As a reminder, the gender equality index is an overall score made up of four or five indicators (depending on the size of the company):
- average pay gap between men and women ;
- difference in the rate of individual pay rises ;
- percentage of employees receiving a pay rise on return from maternity leave;
- number of women in the ten highest-paid positions.

**The table with the results is only available in French

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Posted on February 16, 2024

Seminar for human resources managers in Lomé, Togo.

The human resources teams of the UbiPharm group's subsidiaries held their seminar from 1 to 6 February 2024 in Lomé, Togo.

At this annual meeting, participants were given training in areas such as forward-looking management of jobs and skills, and the role of branding in internal communication. The teams also took the opportunity to share their experiences and discuss management issues.

The event ended on a high note with a convivial excursion to discover the Womé waterfall in Kpalimé, also in Togo.

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Posted on January 26, 2024

UbiPharm Togo receives World Customs Organization certificate of merit

In recognition of its outstanding services to the international customs community, UbiPharm Togo, represented by its Managing Director, Dr Isdine LAOUROU, was honoured by the World Customs Organisation last quarter. This recognition took place on the occasion of International Customs Day 2024, on 26 January. 

This year's theme was: “For a Customs that mobilises its historical and new partners around clear objectives”. This theme is a strategic call to action, encouraging us to broaden our perspectives, to be creative in our thinking, and to adopt innovative approaches.

The certificate underlines UbiPharm Togo's commitment to strengthening global collaboration in customs matters, by effectively mobilising its partners. This distinction testifies to the excellence and exceptional contribution of UbiPharm Togo to the promotion of clear objectives in the field of international trade. A well-deserved honour for their leadership and dedication to the continuous improvement of customs worldwide.

Congratulations to the team working in Togo !

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Posted on December 22, 2023

A day with students from the University of Limoges at UbiPharm

Following a visit by the UbiPharm teams to the University of Limoges in November 2023, we were delighted to welcome in our headquarter 7 students from the Master 2 "Pharmaceutical Distribution" course at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Limoges on Thursday 21 December 2023. A day dedicated to exploration, learning, and sharing.

Special encounters 

Our guests had the opportunity to interact with UbiPharm representatives: 

- Mr GBOHO, Managing Director of D.T. Pharma and coordinator of the French overseas department and territories subsidiaries; 

- Ms RIQUET, Director of Pharmaceutical Affairs at PlanetPharma - the Group's wholesale export distributor; 

- Mr ACQUISTO, Managing Director of UbiPharm Guyane. 

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Posted on December 21, 2023

UbiPharm Fondation contributes to education in Congo

The UbiPharm Fondation has reaffirmed its commitment to education in the Congo by officially handing over a new school building to Collège Nkouka-Boussoumbou in Madibou, in Brazzaville's eighth arrondissement. The ceremony, which took place on December 4, 2023, was honored by the presence of the Minister of Preschool, Primary and Secondary Education and Literacy, Jean-Luc MOUTHOU.

The Minister expressed his gratitude, underlining the importance of responding to the Head of State's educational vision. "It's a tremendous feeling of joy to be part of the Head of State's vision by offering Congolese schoolchildren school infrastructure as close as possible to their homes. This is our commitment and our priesthood", declared Minister Jean-Luc Mouthou.

A modernized education building

The refurbished building comprises three classrooms and a modern administrative block including the principal's office, the director of studies' office, the bursar's office, the teachers' lounge, the secretariat, the general supervisor's office and modern toilets. Renovation work has also been carried out on the student toilets.

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Posted on December 20, 2023

Obituary : Death of Dr MADOUGOU, Trustee of the UbiPharm Group

The Board of Directors of UbiPharm Group and the Executive Committee announces with great sympathy that Dr Youssif El Hadj MADOUGOU, Trustee of the UbiPharm Group and Chairman of the Board of Directors of UbiPharm Niger from 2018 to 2020, has passed away on 14 December 2023.

The UbiPharm Group and all its companies offer their sincere condolences to the bereaved family and assure them of their compassion in these difficult times.



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Posted on December 4, 2023

UbiPharm Senegal invites its customers to a meeting for exchange.

On November 22nd 2023 in Thiès, Senegal, the management of UbiPharm Senegal invited its customers to a meeting dedicated to exchange and collaboration. This event explored two crucial themes: 

  • reading and understanding of the income statement,
  • and shareholding within UbiPharm.

This atmosphere of openness and transparency strengthens the relationship between UbiPharm Senegal and its partners, creating a true spirit of collaboration.

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Posted on December 3, 2023

UbiPharm Senegal celebrates its 30th anniversary

On November 9, 2023, UbiPharm Senegal, a major player in the pharmaceutical sector, held a gala dinner to celebrate its thirtieth anniversary at the King Fahd Palace Hotel in Dakar.

The event was marked by an exceptional evening full of emotion, and brought together almost 300 participants, including customers, staff and partners, creating a festive atmosphere. 

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Posted on November 23, 2023

UbiPharm at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Limoges

On November 10, 2023, Mr Bertrand GBOHO, General Manager of D.T. Pharma and French territories coordinator, and Ms Célia RIQUET, Director of Pharmaceutical Affairs at PlanetPharma, met students from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Limoges.

This meeting with the second year Master's students in the "Pharmaceutical Distribution" class turned out to be much more than a simple corporate presentation of the UbiPharm group. It was a warm meeting, conducive to exchange and discussion, offering the students an insight into the world of UbiPharm, and helping them to understand the Company.


The UbiPharm vision

With Mr GBOHO and Ms RIQUET’s presentation, the students were able to discover the UbiPharm ecosystem, comprising 19 African and French territories subsidiaries, each playing a key role in public health in their country or region. They enabled the class to understand the scope of the opportunities that could be offered to them in this diversified Group.


An enriching exchange

The students appreciated the presentation, which was unequivocally beneficial for those wishing to pursue a career in pharmaceutical distribution. They were able to witness the company's determination to look to the future, by helping them becoming the professionals of tomorrow.

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Posted on November 3, 2023

Pink October: Les Foulées du Ruban Rose in Guadeloupe

On the morning of Sunday, October 8, Baie-Mahault in Guadeloupe was transformed into a vast terrain of solidarity, health and awareness during the second annual Foulées du Ruban Rose. The event, organized by the eponymous association, brought together 2,500 participants, including 28 UbiPharm Guadeloupe employees and partner pharmacists, as well as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of UbiPharm Guadeloupe, Mr. Abdoulaye TRAORÉ. The famous Miss & Mister Guadeloupe were also present, accompanied by a troupe of dancers.

The month of October is designated worldwide as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Pink October campaign mobilizes the general public in the fight against the disease. It was in this spirit that Les Foulées du Ruban Rose was born. The initiative aims to boost awareness and prevention of breast cancer, while supporting those affected by the disease.

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Posted on September 29, 2023

Inauguration of the Welcome Hall at the Ecole de la 2ème Chance

On Friday September 29, the UbiPharm Foundation and UbiPharm Guyane officially donated the brand new reception hall at the École de la 2ème Chance in Cayenne, French Guiana, during an inauguration ceremony.

Supporting the renovation of the school's reception hall was an opportunity to transform the reception area for young people at the École de la 2ème Chance. The aim of the donation was to improve reception conditions for young people attending the school, and to demonstrate the importance of community involvement and investment in their future by providing an environment conducive to their personal and professional development. 

The event brought together over 50 participants, including key members of UbiPharm and École de la 2ème Chance. Inspiring speeches underlined the commitment of UbiPharm Fondation and E2C to the education and professional integration of young people in French Guyana.

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Posted on September 28, 2023

The Rouen teams keeping in shape at the Seine-Marathon 76 race

On Saturday 23rd, 2023, our teams participated in the Seine-Marathon 76, in Rouen, Normandy, and ran 10 km.

Race organized in the evening, it started at the l’Hôtel de Département de Seine-Maritime. The route followed the historic route, passing, among other things, through the center of Rouen and the Quais de Seine.

Congratulation to all the runners! 

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Posted on June 9, 2023

UbiPharm at the 22nd International Pharmaceutical Forum in Dakar

From June 1 to 4, UbiPharm was present at the 22nd edition of the International Pharmaceutical Forum, a major event bringing together key players in the pharmaceutical industry in Africa, as Lead Sponsor.  The theme of this year's event was "Pharmaceutical Sovereignty for Africa: Challenges and Opportunities". The international meeting, under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Senegal, took place at the King Fadh Palace in Dakar, Senegal.

During the Forum, Dr THIAM, Managing Director of UbiPharm Senegal, and Dr NDONG, Sales Director of our Senegalese subsidiary, also had the opportunity to speak at a symposium. They highlighted our commitment to pharmacists and healthcare professionals in Africa, underlining our willingness to work closely together to meet the continent's specific needs.

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