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Posted on March 7, 2023
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Posted on February 2, 2023

General Managers' Seminar in Côte d'Ivoire

From January 23 to 28, 2023, the General Managers and the Management of the UbiPharm Group met for a seminar in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. They exchanged and discussed operational excellence processes to ensure that we continue to deliver quality pharmaceutical products to patients. The participants completed their training for the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification.

The sharing of experiences and interactions between participants provided an opportunity to agree on how to be in a continuous improvement process to ensure we continue to create value for all our stakeholders.

The teams also participated in team building activities in Assinie including a yoga session and visits to the Ehotilés Islands National Park and the Assinie Mafia lagoon’s mouth.

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Posted on January 13, 2023

Galette des rois and new year at PlanetPharma

When epiphany comes around in France, all the French enjoy their traditional  "galette des rois". Thus on January 6th, all gather to have a piece of this cake composed of a flaky pastry, usually filled with frangipane, in which a bean is hidden.  

In that context, last Friday was marked by a sharing moment and conviviality in the offices of the subsidiaries of the UbiPharm group based in Normandy, namely PlanetPharma, Gesca, D.T.Pharma and UbiPharm Development. On the menu, of course:  the famous "galette des rois" !

A nice way to start the year 2023.

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Posted on December 29, 2022

Club UbiPharm in Gabon Training courses for pharmacists

From October 28 to 30, 2022 in Port Gentil, Gabon, the "Club UbiPharm" took place, bringing together the teams of UbiPharm Gabon and 27 pharmacists. 

This year's activity included an excursion to the St-Anne mission (Centenary Church) on the first day and a training session on the second day. 

In order to share the keys to good management with pharmacists, the theme of the day was: "How to finance the projects of the pharmacist manager ?”

 3 administrators, the General Manager, and the Sales Manager of the Gabonese subsidiary of the UbiPharm group joined the participants. They were able to express themselves on various subjects and were satisfied with this very first time in Port Gentil.

Thank you to all participants !

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Posted on December 22, 2022

UbiPharm mobilised during Pink October 2022

During the month of October, the UbiPharm Group and its subsidiaries were mobilised within the context of "Pink October 2022", which aims to raise awareness and mobilise the general public against breast cancer.

In order to support the various initiatives throughout the countries where UbiPharm is present, the Group launched a digital campaign entitled: "In October, pink is not just a colour...". This campaign highlighted the importance of early detection while sharing a fact every Monday during the month of October.

Among the initiatives of the subsidiaries, an information session was organized by UbiPharm Senegal; UbiPharm Gabon teams created mini-clips to raise awareness about breast cancer, and the teams of the Ivorian subsidiary took part in a hike. The staff of PromoNova, a subsidiary specialised in pharmaceutical promotion, also wore pink during an internal event. 

Thank you all for your participation !

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Posted on December 19, 2022

UbiPharm, Ivory Sponsor of Africa Santé Expo 2022

The UbiPharm group was Ivory Sponsor of the 3rd edition of the Africa Santé Expo 2022 trade show which took place from December 1st to 3rd at the Sofitel Hotel Ivoire in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. This year's theme was: "Health, beauty and well-being: new solutions adapted to Africa".

This event organised by a committee of scientists brought together health professionals from several countries of the continent, aiming to improve the health system in Côte d'Ivoire. The Minister of Health, Public Hygiene, and Universal Medical Coverage of Côte d'Ivoire and President of Africa Santé Expo, Mr. Pierre DIMBA, officially opened the show, and visited the stands, including that of the UbiPharm group.

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Posted on November 1, 2022

Medal of honour and work awarded to a hundred UbiPharm employees in Cameroon

As part of the celebrations marking the twentieth anniversary of the Cameroonian subsidiary of the UbiPharm group, on Saturday October 22, 2022, a ceremony was held to award medals to UbiPharm Cameroon employees, all agencies combined. The event, under the patronage of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Cameroon, was presided by its Minister, His Excellency M. Grégoire OWONA, and took place at the Best Western Hotel.

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Posted on October 17, 2022

UbiPharm Cameroun on the move for these 20 years !

The new edition of the Cameroon Sports Walk took place on October 16, 2022. The highly anticipated event was on the theme of the 20th anniversary of UbiPharm Cameroon.

More than 400 athletes in Bassa, 300 in Yaoundé and 150 in Ngaoundéré were gathered in the three commercial agencies of UbiPharm Cameroon. The participants included all the staff, pharmacist customers and pharmacy assistants.

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Posted on October 12, 2022

UbiPharm Côte d'Ivoire presence at JONPCI 2022

UbiPharm Côte d'Ivoire was Diamond Sponsor of the 9th edition of the National Order of Pharmacists' Days of Côte d'Ivoire held from October 6 to 7 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. This year's theme is: "The practice of pharmacy in Côte d'Ivoire: issues, challenges and prospects".

This annual event, organized by a committee appointed by the National Order of Pharmacists of Côte d'Ivoire, brought together all pharmacists from the health sector and wholesale distributors from the country, as well as laboratories. 

The show was punctuated by discussions on topics related to health and pharmacy, allowing to project and reflect on the developments and the many challenges of the profession.

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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 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 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


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. 


Health at hand, now.

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