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Features on the drug industry, interviews, events focusing on healthcare products, etc.
Welcome to the UbiPharm group news centre which is exclusively aimed at healthcare professionals such as laboratory workers and pharmacists.
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!
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.
During the last semester, on December 29, 2022, UbiPharm Burkina received an honorary distinction from the State of Burkina Faso in the framework of the celebration of the Independence Day of the country on December 11. This award was made on the proposal of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of UbiPharm Burkina, Dr DAO Boukary and of the General Manager, Dr Malick DIARRA regarding the 5 collaborators. The latter have been awarded the rank of Knight of the Order of Merit of Health and Social Action with the Health clasp.
As for the General Manager of the Burkinabe subsidiary of UbiPharm, Dr DIARRA, he was rewarded on the proposal of the National Order of Pharmacists of Burkina Faso, and was elevated to the rank of Knight of the Burkinabe Order of Merit.
On April 7, the UbiPharm Group hosted an exciting webinar on "Inspiring Women: Celebrating Their Achievements and Impact within the Group." This event brought together women and men from the Company to celebrate the achievements of remarkable women within the company.
The webinar was hosted by two inspiring women: Ms. Ntsame Obame, Group CFO and CFO of the Gabonese subsidiary, and Ms. Liban, CFO of UbiPharm Guadeloupe. During the video conference, Ms. Ntsame Obame spoke about her career in the pharmaceutical industry, highlighting the challenges she faced as a woman to advance her career. Ms. Liban, for her part, explained that juggling a career and a personal life is not always easy, but that being organized and having a strong support network can help you find a balance.
The sharing of experiences by these two accomplished pharmacists was a source of inspiration for the employees present.
On April 19, 2023, representatives of the UbiPharm Foundation went to the Man region to donate books. The Foundation, which is involved in civic and social actions, aims, among other things, to improve the education of the population. It is in this context that it went to Man Doyagouiné, in Côte d'Ivoire, to support the government of Côte d'Ivoire in the process of improving the quality of the education system.
The Foundation's donation included more than 3,000 books, textbooks and pedagogical materials, as well as computers for secondary school math clubs.
On February 10, 2023, UbiPharm Côte d'Ivoire, expert in the pharmaceutical supply chain in Côte d'Ivoire, was present at the 9th edition of the Forum des Stages in Yamoussoukro. The theme of this year was: "The challenge of youth employment".
The 2023 edition of the Internship Forum was chaired by Ms. Francine BLE, Regional Director of Youth Promotion (representing the Minister of Youth Promotion, Professional Insertion and Civic Service).
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.
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.
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 !
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 !
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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.