Deuxième rencontre de l’Association Santé Tékane (AST) et l’association Association Contre la Tuberculose et les Maladies Endémiques (ACTUME) avec le Ministre de la Santé en Mauritanie

Second meeting of the Association Santé Tékane (AST) and the Association Against Tuberculosis and Endemic Diseases (ACTUME) with the Minister of Health in Mauritania

A delegation made up of the Supervisor and Coordinator of the Tékane Health Center Project, as well as officials of the Tékane Health Association (AST) and the Association Against Tuberculosis and Endemic Diseases (ACTUME), was received in audience November 16, 2021 by His Excellency Dr Sidi Ould ZAHAF Minister of Health, after the field visit and meetings with local and regional authorities, in particular with the Wali and the Regional Director of Health of Trarza, as well as the Hakem of Tékane.

Témoignage émouvant de Cheikhou SAKHO

Moving testimony of Cheikhou SAKHO

History of a disease
The unfinished journey of young Cheikhou, “my eye is my life”.

My name is Cheikou SAKHO. I am heavily scarred by a disease that hit my left eye. It occupied my mind for an essential part of my young life.

I was born in Diaguily, a village located in the commune of Gouraye in Mauritania. As a child, I spent my entire existence in this city, happy and happy like everyone of my age. This joy was abruptly interrupted by an affection that touched me too soon. I did not know the causes.

My parents turned heaven and earth to understand the why and how of my affection. Following their extensive research, they concluded that it was called, in Soninke, "Fanké", "swelling of the eye". My father accompanied me to several health centers and hospitals in Mauritania, Mali and Senegal with a view to finding a place for me where I could benefit from appropriate care.

Throughout these trips, I met several doctors who did their best to treat my illness. Their efforts were unsuccessful. With each displacement, a joy and a hope lived in me. Following the various consultations, the health specialists told me that the treatments I had to follow would be complex in nature. Their words gave rise to enormous disappointment in me. I felt, after each meeting, a return to square one.

I went to school for a few years in the village. But I could hardly stand the stares of my classmates. So I had to stop my schooling very early. However, I had found a mission that suited me. It consisted of accompanying my father, who fell ill and became blind. I had conscientiously assigned myself the mission of being his guide. I was at his side in all his efforts. I also did, in his place, the gardening work to feed the family.

Fatherless : between mourning and seeking care

Following his various ailments, my father died. So, I was orphaned from him. Between his death and my illness, I felt lost, disoriented. I did not know what to do. Too young to understand, I curled up on myself and surrendered to fate.

The commitment of a tireless mother

The death of my father hardly left my mother with folded arms. She took her pilgrim's staff to take care of me and continue the quest for solutions to my problem. She fought with all her might for my situation to improve. With her, we made several other trips to Bamako, Dakar and Nouakchott. The doctors we met in Dakar and Nouakchott did not dare to intervene since they had no knowledge of the origins of my illness. Thus, they advised us to go to Morocco or Tunisia, countries where medical care was more advanced.

First aid: the start of a new short joy

It was in Bamako that I had the opportunity to be, for the first time, taken care of by a doctor who was able to perform an operation to get rid of this pimple which grew, every day, a little more, above my eye. After this intervention, I felt better and finally relieved. But my joy was only short-lived. The disease worsened. The button grew thicker with each new day. It grew more and more and pushed me to the retrenchment. My mother was never discouraged. She fought hard for me to return to a normal life.

My deceased mother.

The time span between the death of my father and that of my mother was very short. I no longer remember how long it lasted. But, in my resentment, it was really too brief. So I became an orphan a second time. Fatherless, then motherless, that was the end of my care.

The hiring of an aunt of hope

After the disappearance of both my parents, my aunt, my father's second wife, took over. It will play, for me, a determining role. Through mountains and valleys, she will invest herself in order to help me get out of my situation. She, too, will eventually pass away. I had the impression that bad luck was hitting me, with devotion.

Beginning of isolation and end of care

In the end, I was left alone in our family compound. In the morning, I would go to the family garden with my little dog, only to come back in the evening. The neighbors of my family home regularly gave me food. My dog had become my best confidant. The garden my supreme place of consolation. In this space, the cries of the birds came to ease my pain. Nature thus became my highest accomplice. I rarely spoke. I observed a lot although people came to visit me at different times of the day.

Departure to Nouakchott

After the death of my parents and all my closest supporters, a friend of my father's came to the village to offer his condolences. The condition he found me in was hopeless. He decided to go with me to Nouakchott in order to deliver me from my horrible fate. Arrived in the capital of Mauritania, we took steps in hospitals, clinics and health centers. It was at the national hospital that I hoped to find the miracle solution. But the doctors confirmed to me that I did not have a rare and very unusual disease. They thought to bring a doctor from Morocco in the hope of curing me. In the meantime, my father's friend who had welcomed me had decided to enroll me in a Koranic school "Mahadrah," while waiting for solutions. But, again, once again, with the looks of the schoolchildren, I was not able to continue my learning. Thus, I stayed at my host's home while waiting for the arrival of a doctor who would come from Morocco.

With a view to passing the time, I concocted my tea all day long. Mauritanian tea, the first glass of which is said to be bitter like life, the second pleasant like love and the third sweet like death. I was helping families who asked me. I was walking around and visiting friends.

Often, alone and in front of myself, in my room, I would cry while wondering how I could be rid of this terrifying crap. Because since the death of my parents, I had not benefited from any care. I prayed to the Lord and put all my trust in him.

The message of hope

The day I had a phone call to tell me that a solution was possible outside Mauritania, it was an immeasurable joy for me.

Cheikhou's objectives

My goal is to get healthy. I have dreams in my life and I want to make them come true:

  • Objective 1: Learn French: write and speak
  • Objective 2: Learn a job
  • Objective 3: Work with the profession that I learned
  • Objective 4: Find my autonomy
  • Objective 5: Caring for my family

Thanks to :

  • Face the World Foundation
  • Team of Dr Gerald FRANCHI at Necker Paris Hospital
  • Association Against Tuberculosis and Endemic Diseases
  • My host family in France and my tutor in Mauritania
  • Without forgetting the solidarity support

Find out more see:

===> Download the testimonial: here
Words of Cheikhou SAKHO in Soninke translated by Ansoumane SAKHO
Proofreading: Oumar DIAGNE, Association ACTUMESeptember 2021

Condolences to the family of Baïdy SARR in Tékane, Mauritania

The Association against tuberculosis and endemic diseases (ACTUME) and the Association Santé Tékane (AST) regret to announce the death on October 6, 2021 of our brother and friend Baïdy SARR and parent of some members of the two sister associations.

His disappearance caused great sadness for those who knew him. He was a courageous, affable and jovial man. He assumed the role of mediator in all discretion to dissipate conflicts. His attachment to Tékane is certain and has been constant throughout his life. Because as Chief Warrant Officer of Police, he served his country and his city with dignity.

More recently, he ensured the safety of the Tékane health center under construction. He distinguished himself there by a flawless commitment.

We send our deepest condolences to his family and to all those he leaves orphans.

We will not forget you Chief Warrant Officer Baïdy SARR.

Download the Letter of condolence

Done on October 11, 2021

Dîner de solidarité, 6 novembre 2021 à Courbevoie

Solidarity dinner, November 6, 2021 in Courbevoie

Solidarity evening for the benefit of the community pharmacy and valuation of medicinal plants in Tékane in Mauritania, under the patronage of the Association des Femmes de Touldé Dimath in France. The association is organized around the maintenance of social links between its members, the preservation of cultural traditions.

 Courbevoie Event Center

7, Boulevard Aristide Briand - 92400 Courbevoie


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Please note that places are limited to 170: Book now!
(Health pass compulsory)



Child: 5 €; Teenager : 10 € ; Adult : € 20; Couple + 2 children: 50 € (Free from 3th child)
You can also donate online to support us!

All revenues collected will be used to finance the recruitment of
3 people for the Tékane Community Pharmacy in Mauritania.
For more information, see:

Solidarity dinner

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Flat : Yassa - Dessert : fruit salad + Drinks exotic


7 p.m. : Home
8 p.m. : Solidarity dinner, entertainment provided by solidarity artists
10 p.m. : Focus on the Community Pharmacy project
10:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. : Guest artist Mr. Malick DIA - Boolumbal Group

Other solidarity artists : Ali Wagué, Bintou Naibily, Ben Ball Bass,
Demba NDiaye Dilaan, Mamadou Dem, Thioub Issa Dikel.


Breath measurement workshop
led by: Dr Jean-Michel GRAS, Fondation du Souffle
and Dr Annick DI SCALA, the Savoir Sport Santé association
on the occasion of tobacco-free month (November)

Exhibition hosted by Nathalie LAMBEAUX: sale of lacquer paintings
for the benefit of the Tékane Community Pharmacy

Parade: African women in the spotlight

Children's area
with animations and make-up workshops, led by Aïcha SOUMARE

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(Please note: health pass compulsory)

Rapport d’activité 2020

2020 activity report

Our 2020 activity report is online! This year, for the first time, it is available in two formats:

  • a pdf format the full report, which can be viewed online or downloaded;
  • a digital version highlights, key figures and achievements, our partners, etc.

2020 was an exceptional year due to the context of the pandemic. Despite this difficult situation, the ACTUME association was able to carry out important actions.

We take this opportunity to warmly thank all the natural and legal persons who have contributed to the various actions carried out. (more…)

Mois sans tabac 2021. En novembre, on arrête ensemble ! Rendez le 6 novembre à Courbevoie

Tobacco-free month 2021. In November, we quit together! Go to Courbevoie on November 6

On the occasion of the month without tobacco, was created around the association ACTUME a collective made up of the Courbevoie Town Hall, the Souffle Ile-de-France Foundation, and theSavoir Sport Santé association in order to provide information on the risks of tobacco.

Events not to be missed:

Animation workshop Solidarity Gala for the benefit of the Tékane Community Pharmacy in Mauritania
Measurement of breath animated by:
Dr Jean-Michel GRAS, Fondation du Souffle and Dr Annick DI SCALA, the Savoir Sport Santé association
Saturday 6 November at Courbevoie event center (reception room).

Consult the program : Solidarity dinner

Mois sans Tabac 2021

Tobacco Free Month 2021

Consult the program : Solidarity dinner


Tobacco Free Month 2021

Learn more about the Tobacco Free Month: 2021 edition

Aidez-nous à sauver Coumba SY, une jeune mauritanienne de 10 ans !

Help us save Coumba SY, a 10-year-old Mauritanian girl!

After among others the support of Cheikhou SAKHO and of M'Barka FALL, the ACTUME association needs your generosity to save Coumba SY's life.

Coumba SY is a 10-year-old Mauritanian girl. She has a tumor in her right shoulder. She must undergo urgent surgery in Nouakchott in Mauritania. We need funding to make it happen.

She is supported in her care in Mauritania by our local partners, Dr Hamedine KANE, Dr Hala Mohamed Moussa and Famate Ndiaye KANE for the relay with the family. By the way, we thank them warmly.

Thanks also to Dr Pascale CAIRET for facilitating surgical management.

The funds collected will be allocated exclusively to the budget intended to help the most disadvantaged people.

We are counting on you !
thanks in advance

Contacts in Mauritania :

  • Dr Hamedine KANE: +222 46 09 26 00;
  • Famate KANE: +222 37 29 53 62

The management team: Board of Directors

Structures and governance

Below are the files of the members of the office and of the Board of Directors:

Oumar KANE

Oumar KANE, President

Oumar KANE, Head of Communication Projects at IBM France.

In parallel with my professional experience, I carry out solidarity activities.

I am the founder ofACTUME  (Association Against Tuberculosis and Endemic Diseases, created in November 2002.

I participate in the animation of the network LIGHTHOUSE - Staff with Disabilities and Corporate Responsibilities - IBM France and Hauts de Seine Success Networks Committee from LADAPT (Association for the social and professional integration of disabled people in France).

In addition, I have been participating in IBM's solidarity actions since 2011, in favor of the ACTUME association. They first made it possible to set up a digital communication plan, then the creation of the website of the said association, finally the technical study of the project of the Tékane community pharmacy in Mauritania.

Find out more, see my solidarity journey.

Constance BORDES

Constance BORDES, Vice-President

Constance BORDES, Strategic Mission for Marketing and Communication at IBM

I got to know the Association Against Tuberculosis and Endemic Diseases (ACTUME) through Oumar Kane who was one of the members of the team that I had the pleasure of leading for many years. He told me about his association, I found the project to be quite interesting and touching.

In addition, this association operates in Mauritania, a country that I have the chance to know. I got involved in this project by making the team do solidarity days during three years. Each of us, we give a day of our work to work on an association including ACTUME, then I also participated in the 2014 health caravan if my memories are good. I went there where I worked more on the logistics aspect, supporting doctors, and I also did the photo and video reporting aspects.

Find out more: Solidarity with ACTUME

Patrick PECOT

Mr. Patrick PECOT, Administrator

Patrick PECOT

Retired Humanitarian Committed spent 7.5 years in the management ofNGO Hamap as Director and Secretary General (end of 06/2021).

  • Member of the NGO ELAN (Madagascar) - School 70 children funded for their entire schooling.
  • Active member of BIP Humanitaire - 7.5 million Covid masks distributed in 2021 in various countries in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.
  • Lead a associative radio in Rouen (HDR Radio)
  • General engineer and computer engineer
  • Business organization consultant - in activity: Management, IT, Econometrics and Security of the information system.
  • Management in the private and public sectors. Has been a director of IT groups and a public establishment for a few years (INPI / OEB - Patents)
  • Trainer in various fields for elected officials (political good - mayors, regional councilors, deputies, etc.).
Jean-Philippe RYKIEL

Jean-Philippe RYKIEL, Administrator

Jean-Philippe RYKIEL, Singer composer

It is following two articles that I had written in the early 2010s, on my encounters, at the age of fourteen and in the same week, with Stevie Wonder and Franck Zappa, that my friend Gérald Athanase suggested to me to ensure that these documents, which he found exceptional, do not fall into oblivion because of the permanent demand for "fresh" news driven by Facebook on which I have them had originally posted (good luck to anyone who wants to find them today, buried under mountains of other publications!).

I have had the privilege, during my life, to meet a large number of exceptional beings, and to be able to testify to events, places, cultures and people whose visibility is low, or even non-existent on the Web. Learn more consult my biography


Sabine DELONGEAS, Administrator

Sabine DELONGEAS, Computer scientist

IT project manager in pre-retirement, I am embarking on the creation of a bicycle rental and repair company in the Lot et Garonne.

Present since 2005 with ACTUME, I went to several times in Tekane in order to support Oumar Kane and support him in various activities: setting up financing files, accounting monitoring, communication, video reporting, etc.

Less present in recent years for professional reasons, I support the team and this project which is close to my heart and which I have had the pleasure of initiating and following for all these years.

Mr. Alban SANZ, Administrator

Alban SANZ, Business Design Consultant

Volunteers at ACTUME since 2017.

Passionate about reading, I am the webmaster of sites devoted to literature:

I worked as a tutor with an association dealing with unemployed young people to give them courses on the development of a CV and cover letters based on targeted research. Read : CVAlbanSANZ

M. Jean-Michel GOYARD

Mr. Jean-Michel GOYARD, Administrator

Jean-Michel GOYARD

I got to know ACTUME in 2010, after my humanitarian mission "Corporate Service Corps" in Viétman through Oumar KANE. Convinced of the human cause, without hesitation I joined the association ...

Engineer by training (CNAM), I led my career in oil companies (SHELL, ELF) in exploration then at IBM where I managed international outsourcing contracts in more than 80 countries on all continents. Passionate about human adventures, I actively participate in humanitarian actions in Africa within several NGOs including ACTUME.

I am a member of Rotary International, very involved in youth training actions.

Ousseynou KANE, Head of the Le Havre branch

Ousseynou KANE, Trainer and OFII referent at the FODENO Le Havre training center.

ACTUME, I have known her for over 15 years. Its president, Oumar KANE and a national of the same village, impressed me with the humanitarian work he is carrying out in the direction of needy populations in terms of access to health rights.

In addition, the projects carried by actume are a perfect illustration of North / South cooperation. I saw in this structure a bridge connecting two banks on which we convey hope and when we say hope we say life.

After discussion with Mr KANE Oumar, an ACTUME branch was created in 2016 in Le Havre SEINE MARITME REGION OF NORMANDY composed of 7 members.

Ibrahima ANNE, Secretary General

Ibrahima ANNE

With an economist and entrepreneurial background, I have been involved in international solidarity activities for a few years, as a project or mission manager.

Coach and trainer of international solidarity project leaders, and fundraising research, I have participated in many structures on reflections in the field of ecsi and solidarity which are subjects that interest me a lot.

Actume member since its creation, it is always an honor to bring expertise to this association which is close to my heart. As a project manager, I will always work to enrich actume's reflection on its projects.

Oumar DIAGNE, Deputy Secretary General

Oumar DIAGNE, Lawyer & writer

I was born on the banks of the Senegal River where I spent happy days. My childhood was marked by the atmosphere and solidarity that reigned in my village, Tékane. These beautiful memories have never left my mind and mark my entire life.

After my primary studies in Tékane, I went to Rosso in order to continue my secondary studies before going to learn law at the university in Algeria.

After Algiers, I returned to Mauritania and teach at the National School of Social and Administrative Training (ENFACOS) of Nouakchott, Then, I was seconded to the Ministry of the Civil Service to the Minister's adviser before being appointed head of service studies and litigation, at the level of the management of the Public Service.

Racial events in 1989 forced me to leave Mauritania for France where I worked in the social and humanitarian sector before plunging into the world of books. I also studied social economy and computer science in France. For more information, see: CVOumarDIAGNE

Ousmane M. KANE, Administrator

Ousmane Mamadou KANE, residence manager at adoma-CDC Habitat

I was born in Tékane. I also grew up in this village. When we were young it was teeming with life. We were divided into different age groups. Each group tried to do better than the others. Our elders had taught us to be of service to the community. This is how, since my early childhood, I have participated in community life. After Tékane, I continued my secondary studies at the Lycée de Rosso, then university at the Higher Scientific Institute of Nouakchott from where I obtained a Masters in Renewable Energies in 1990. After two years of floating, I was admitted to the AGRHYMET Sub-regional Center in NIAMEY in Niger where I obtained a diploma in hydrological engineer.

Upon my return, I joined the Hydrogie Service within the Directorate of Environment and Rural Development attached to the Ministry of Rural Development. I was in charge of the management of the hydrological database.

I arrived in France on December 15, 2000. I did several jobs. Currently, I am responsible for residence at adoma - CDC Habitat. We manage hostels for FTM migrant workers and social residences.

When ACTUME was created, I naturally joined the project. Because it was the extension of what I was already doing, in Mauritania for, Tékane. At the same time as my commitment to ACTUME, I am the general secretary of the Association of nationals of TORO in France (ART), which has more than 300 members. This association aims to pool forces and fully takes care of the repatriation of its members in the event of death to their country of origin.

Thierno Ousmane SY, Administrator

Thierno Ousmane SY, Social worker

I was born in Mederdra in 1970. The first hours of my youth were spent in R'kiz. I landed in Tékane, my father's home village at the age of 11 when my whole family came back to settle there permanently after my father retired.

It was in Tékane that I completed my primary schooling. My secondary studies, I did them in Rosso, regional capital of Trarza. This city is located in the South of Mauritania on the banks of the Senegal River.

After obtaining the Bac in Modern Letters, I joined Nouakchott, the capital of the country, to continue my university studies. Thus, I enrolled in the Faculty of Legal and Economic Sciences where I obtained a Master in Private Law in 1998.

The end of this course in Mauritania was followed by a two-year break, punctuated by short professional experiences in law firms and NGOs. Following this path, I chose the path of exile to France where I have lived since 2000. I am currently practicing my profession in a residential center as a social worker. A job that gives me real fulfillment. Being a Social Worker, my commitment to ACTUME fits perfectly with my professional activities.

I support the projects of the ACTUME Association since its installation in Île de France in 2011. I participated in the wide range of activities of the association.

Being from the area of primary intervention of this organization, the idea of providing continuous and effective support for the benefit of a population completely abandoned in a medical desert and without resources could not leave me indifferent. This initiative is now bearing fruit and tangible results, anchored in the social environment of this area, as well as in the consciousness of its inhabitants. Also, ACTUME is an association that develops in addition to its projects, the opening of hearts so that each human being finds his place within the community, including those who feel marginalized. All of these have fueled my motivation and my continued commitment.

Mariam KANE, Administrator

Mariam KANE 

 "In life, to be happy, it suffices to be useful to society to relieve the pain of the most deprived".

My name is Mariam Kane. I was born in Tékane and did my primary studies there. My secondary studies, I conducted them in Nouakchott. Then, I went to Dakar and Thiès, in Senegal, in order to follow studies of management secretariat.

I worked for ten years at Air Afrique, a pan-African company, the largest on the African continent, at the time.

Marriage landed me in France. After the 1989 riots in Mauritania, which saw thousands of Negro-Africans humiliated, tortured, imprisoned, murdered, deported, etc., I decided to get involved in associative and political activism.

I am the President of an association of Mauritanian women of the river (AFMAF). In our activities, we have accompanied the Mauritanian deportees in Mali and Senegal as well as widows and orphans, in Mauritania and elsewhere, thanks to our own resources and the help of partners. I also participate in other solidarity associations. The commitment within ACTUME was therefore natural. 

Mamadou Niang, Administrator

Mamadou NNIANG, IT Engineer / Salesforce Technical Lead at Wonderbox 

Leaving Paris Descartes in 2005 with a background in computer engineering and more specifically in Computer Methods Applied to Business Management MIAGE. I started my professional career in 2006 as a web developer consultant, then technical project manager. As a developer, technical referent and Salesforce Team Lead, my current position.

I am a member of several associations including ACTUME, which I have known, which I have supported since its establishment in the Paris region and of which I am currently the treasurer.

I grew up being very imbued with the associative world and solidarity actions, in particular in Tékane where I did my primary studies and where community and solidarity life is deeply rooted. 

To know more. On my professional career:

Structures and governance
Votre souffrance est la mienne !

Your suffering is mine!

Jean-Philippe RYKIEL, Malick DIA (Boolumbal Groupe), Abdoul Aziz BA, Hamedou DIAKHO, artists in solidarity with ACTUME to support the Tékane Community Pharmacy in Mauritania.

Listen and download the song in giving a symbolic participation to finance our actions in Mauritania - Thank you in advance for your outpouring of solidarity.

Buy and Download the digital track

Artistes Solidaires avec ACTUME

Artists in Solidarity with ACTUME: Jean-Philippe Rykiel, Malick DIA, Abdoul Aziz BA and Hamedou DIAKHO


The text of this song was written by Oumar DIAGNE, member of the ACTUME association.

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All rights reserved - - September 2021

Your suffering is mine

Do not believe that my distance

Has definitely separated us.

I still keep you in my heart

And, every day my mind turns to you

And I wake up thinking about your sorrows.

So despite the hectic life I lead I find time

And find out how to make our life better.

I would like us to reach out

So that together we make the sun shine.

The night has been so long The many sufferings.

Our fate depends on us;

That is why we must fight together.

My wish is that we are united

And we struggled to remove all misery from our countries

Mr. Oumar DIAGNE

====> Read the transcript and the translation in Pulaar

All rights reserved - - September 2021

∥SENSIBILISATION∥ Tous contre la COVID-19 à Tékane en Mauritanie

∥ENSITIZATION∥ All against COVID-19 in Tékane in Mauritania

Message (08/08/2021) from SALL Abderahmane,
Senior Nurse at the Tékane Health Center, Mauritania

Peace be upon you as well as the mercy of God and his blessings.

Dear honorable parents, friends, inhabitants of Tékane and its municipality, I greet each one in his name and first name.
It is I, SALL Abdarahmane, nurse Major of the Tékane Center, who is speaking to you through this audio.
I take this opportunity to alert you to the dangers of this pandemic called Covid-19 which is causing a lot of damage across the world. (more…)

Pharmacie Communautaire et Valorisation des Plantes Médicinales dans la Commune de Tékane en Mauritanie : un projet porteur d’espoir !

Community Pharmacy and Valorization of Medicinal Plants in the Municipality of Tékane in Mauritania: a project of hope!

The pharmacy project and VPMT was initiated in a context of progressive degradation of the ecological environment, poor care medical, despite the still recoursee persistent, of the use of the products of natural resources. This project will facilitate access to healthcare for all by making the community pharmacy a place of orientation, information and discussion devoted to the health of the most disadvantaged. Likewise, it will improve the quality of health care thanks to drug traceability and ensure continuous prevention in the municipality.

This pharmacy is a continuation of the program carried out in Mauritania by the ACTUME association from 2010 to 2016: Loyalty program for lost TB patients of view and sensitization of the population of the municipality of Tékane, in Mauritania, "about tuberculosis". This program has made it possible to support dozens of patients and consult more than 17,000 patients for a population of 23,823 inhabitants of the municipality of Tékane. Beyond the initial program, the pharmacy project will provide an extensive and permanent health service for all the diseases encountered during the various health caravans, not only to the populations of the municipality of Tékane, but also to the populations of the neighboring villages. .

In addition to the pharmacy project itself, this project includes a training space, a social space, an ecological dimension (reprocessing and solar) and an area relating to research in phytotherapeutic cultivation and reforestation. In short, it will be a space for social ties, awareness of ecological issues, research and innovation. For more information, see: Community pharmacy.


Environmental education session for the benefit of women and young people of Tékane in #Mauritania : the rational use of pesticides, the establishment of nurseries for medicinal plants, water pollution, #deforestation, climate change and desertification. July 30-31, 2021.


Videos of testimonials and progress of the site from the laying of the 1st stone to the delivery

Other videos…

See also the Photos:

Source : AST - Valorization of Medicinal Plants Project in Tékane (VPMT)

The Valorization of Medicinal Plants in the Municipality of Tékane (VPMT) project was officially launched on July 8, 2019. It is partly based on another project, that of Community Pharmacy, initiated and executed by the NGO ACTUME. Some activities are interdependent: its component linked to the establishment of nurseries for the regeneration of selected medicinal plants. These said plants must be at the site of the Community Phamacie with a plan to install a demonstration center and a packaging unit for medicinal plant-based products.

As a reminder, the VPMT project is the result of a partnership between the Association Against Tuberculosis and Endemic Diseases (ACTUME) and the Health Association for Tékane (AST). The two associations, working in perfect synergy, work for the socio-health and economic development of the municipality of Tekane through the organization of medical caravans and technical assistance to local development structures. The relevance of the project, initiated by ACTUME and supported by partners such as PMF / GEF / UNDP encouraged mobilization to ensure funding.

A partnership agreement with the AST, a dedicated organization, was established as part of the implementation of the project, thus integrating the valorization of medicinal plants in its actions in order to provide a wider range of therapeutic means in support of the means. of conventional medicine.

Project funding covers the main activities, including: a situation analysis of medicinal plants in the municipality of Tekane, training / awareness of stakeholders and populations in environmental education, the establishment and operation of a demonstration center and a packaging unit for medicinal plant products and the acquisition and installation of equipment among others. Other equally important activities which are partially covered are also envisaged. These include the development and functionality of nurseries intended for the sowing of medicinal plants and their establishment in spaces intended for their regeneration, the assurance of adequate project management with a monitoring / evaluation program, communication and reporting of project activities.

The last quarter of 2019 was the period of the start of project implementation and resulted in the analysis of the situation of medicinal plants with the assistance of a team of field investigators. The survey was carried out during the month of February 2020 and the report filed in May-June 2020.

With the advent of the Covid 19 pandemic and its restrictive effects, activities were suspended from March to October 2020 only to resume after the reduction of measures with the completion of a high-impact action in the month of November. This is the activity relating to training / awareness / environmental education for which a first activity was organized at TEKANE.

A strong recommendation followed by a decision was observed during the supervision meetings held in November and December 2020 with the project supervisor and the President of the AST to act on the strengthening of the coordination structure of the VPMT project for more efficiency and efficiency in the actions to be carried out. This is how the project was improved by recruiting resource persons including a monitoring / evaluation officer, a studies and training officer, a laboratory officer, a person responsible for relations with training institutions in the field. of the environment.

AST communications officer

Source : AST - Valorization of Medicinal Plants Project in Tékane (VPMT)