The UbiPharm Foundation provides a solar panel borehole in the town of Obala, Cameroon 01 | 01

Posted on October 27, 2022

The UbiPharm Foundation provides a solar
panel borehole in the town of Obala, Cameroon

The UbiPharm Foundation is providing the town of Obala in Cameroon with a water drilling point. This donation is the first of a series of 10 donations of boreholes and drinking water fountains in the 10 regions of Cameroon.

On Thursday 27 October 2022, during an inauguration ceremony at the hospital in the commune of Obala, the UbiPharm Foundation donated a drinking water borehole, in the form of a public fountain, to the people of the locality of Obala, in the Centre region of Cameroon. This 95m deep solar water pumping system has a pumping capacity of about 40m3 per day and is equipped with a treatment system that guarantees the potability of the water without chemical treatment. 

The Obala water point will be managed by development committees, community initiatives. This donation is the first of a series of 10 donations of boreholes and drinking water fountains in the 10 regions of Cameroon, mainly in localities where access to water is compromised. All ten boreholes are financed by the UbiPharm Foundation to the tune of 70 million CFA francs.

During the ceremony, Mrs Juliette EGNANKOU, President of the UbiPharm Foundation, unveiled the inauguration plaques and officially handed over the keys of the borehole to the Prefect of the region, Mr Patrick SUMO KAMSU.

Mrs Juliette EGNANKOU, explains: "I am happy that we are gathered on this day to celebrate health and life.  This drilling system installed in the Obala district hospital will enable us to supply the surrounding populations. So we are celebrating water at hand. " 

Mr Patrick SUMO KAMSU, Prefect of Lékié, added: "It is our responsibility as a commune to put in place the necessary infrastructure for the distribution of water to our populations. With this donation of a borehole, the UbiPharm Foundation is supporting us in our efforts to make drinking water accessible to the inhabitants of Obala. We are grateful for that. "

This charitable initiative, sponsored by the UbiPharm Foundation, took place on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of UbiPharm Cameroon. 

More than 500 people attended the event including: officials from the Cameroon Ministry of Public Health, the Prefect of the Department of Lékié, the Sub-Prefect and the Mayor of the locality of Obala, the management of the Obala District Hospital, and traditional authorities, law enforcement agencies. They were also joined by the members of the Board of Directors of UbiPharm and the Advisory Board of UbiPharm Cameroon, as well as several executives of the company. The population of Obala was also present at this festive event.


About the UbiPharm Foundation

Based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the UbiPharm Foundation has been initiating numerous actions for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations since 2010. It embodies the social commitment of the UbiPharm group and its attachment to the values of sharing and solidarity. As a corporate citizen concerned with the health and well-being of the population, the UbiPharm Foundation does everything possible to improve the living conditions of the inhabitants. The UbiPharm Foundation carries out numerous actions focused on literacy, schooling, scientific research, access to drinking water, and support for local hospitals.

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About the UbiPharm Group and UbiPharm Cameroon

Present in 15 African countries and 4 French overseas departments and territories, UbiPharm promotes access to healthcare solutions. This supply chain expert integrates five businesses: wholesaler-distributor, distributor, logistician, promoter and depository. With an innovative model based on 3,800 pharmacist-customer-shareholders and a high-performance and responsible distribution system, UbiPharm is proud to support healthcare players by creating close relationships that benefit everyone.

The eleventh in the lineage, under the name of UCPharm, UbiPharm Cameroon was created in 2002 by Cameroonian pharmacists who wanted to join the UbiPharm group. UCPharm, which became UbiPharm Cameroon in 2010, has continuously developed thanks to the participation of more than 370 local pharmacist-clients. It claims 800 pharmacist clients. UbiPharm Cameroon has 181 employees spread over three commercial agencies in Douala, Yaoundé and Ngaoundéré, which proudly reflect its twenty years of presence in Cameroon.


Health at hand, now.

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