25 avril, journée mondiale de lutte contre le paludisme

April 25, World Malaria Day

Achieve the zero malaria goal!

ACTUME partners with WHO and its partners to celebrate the achievements of countries that are approaching, or have already achieved, the zero malaria goal. These countries are an example for all nations working to eradicate this deadly disease and improve the health and livelihoods of their people.

Malaria in figures

Each year 200 million people have malaria and kill more than 3000 people a day, in sub-Saharan Africa. The mortality rate from malaria is at least 85% in Africa, 8% in Southeast Asia, 5% in the eastern Mediterranean and 1% in the western Pacific. Currently, about 40% of the world's population, mostly in the world's poorest countries, are at risk of malaria.

Malaria, a mosquito-borne disease, is responsible for more than 1 million child deaths per year - most of them under the age of five. 90% of deaths occur in Africa, south of the Sahara. Malaria is the leading cause of infant mortality in Africa. Of the tens of millions who survive this disease, many are physically and mentally disabled. Malaria kills an African child every 30 seconds.

For more information, see:

Diasporas : quelles contributions en matière de prévention de la santé et de lutte contre les maladies endémiques ?

Diasporas: what contributions in terms of health prevention and the fight against endemic diseases?

Interview with ACTUME Secretary General Ibrahima ANNE, carried out on the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day, which takes place on March 24 each year.

The associations resulting from migrations bear witness, through their concrete actions, to the positive contribution of the diasporas in terms of health and prevention, both in the countries of origin and on French territory. (more…)

Maïry KANE, in solidarity with @ctume: #covid-19, #tuberculose

March 24, the day of my birthday and also the World Tuberculosis Day !

Although it is a day of celebration, we must remain aware that we are still in the midst of a pandemic. #Covid-19 and I can only advise you to respect barrier gestures when you meet with family or friends!

1TP3Stay at home, 1TP3Stay at home, 1TP3Stay at home, 1TP3Stay at home, 1TP3Stay at home!

To know more : World Tuberculosis Day

24 mars 2021 – Journée Mondiale de lutte contre la Tuberculose

March 24, 2021 - World Tuberculosis Day

Now is the time to end TB!

On March 24 of each year, we celebrate World Tuberculosis Day to raise awareness among the general public of the terrible health, social and economic consequences of this disease and to make greater efforts to end the disease. global tuberculosis epidemic. (more…)

Aidez-nous à sauver Cheikhou SAKHO !

Help us save Cheikhou SAKHO!

Cheikhou SAKHO, fatherless mother needs you!

In 2006, Cheikhou SAKHO, now an orphan of a mother's father, received a thorn in the eyebrows. The bite had complications that local doctors could not cure. It has always been advised by health professionals in Mauritania to evacuate it to Europe ... Read more (more…)

Awards RMI 2020 : ACTUME, association de l’année

RMI Awards 2020: ACTUME, association of the year

For ACTUME, this award rewards our actions in Mauritania: health caravans, the Community pharmacy, and the Tékane health center… Thank you very much to all of our volunteers.


It is a great honor for the Association Against Tuberculosis and Endemic Diseases (ACTUME) to be awarded by RMI Awards. It goes straight to our hearts.

Our association

Created in 2002, at the initiative of a tuberculosis patient, it aims to:

  • Inform and raise awareness around tuberculosis and endemic diseases in France;
  • Support health projects in Africa.

The association is open to everyone. It owes its dynamism to a close-knit team.

Our achievements

ACTUME has carried out among others in Mauritania:

  • Monitoring of tuberculosis patients;
  • Training of community health workers;
  • The Organization of Health Caravans from 2012 to 2018 which helped treat more than 17,000 patients;
  • Construction of a community pharmacy with a herbal medicine area.
  • We have just launched the construction of a modern health center which will be equipped with a medical ambulance.

This ACTUME success owes it to the solidarity commitment of its volunteers.

Thank you again for awarding us this trophy.

Find out more: RMI Awards 2020

Download the script: RMI Awards 2020


Soutenance de thèse de doctorat unique : Ousmane Sy obtient une mention très honorable

Single doctoral thesis defense: Ousmane Sy obtains a very honorable mention

At the faculty of medicine (department of pharmacy) of the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Ousmane Sy defended, this Thursday, January 28, 2021, his unique doctoral thesis on superficial mycoses in Mauritania. The theme of this thesis was: establishment of a mycological diagnostic laboratory and epidemiological study of superficial mycoses in Mauritania. Dr Ousmane Sy obtained the very honorable mention with the congratulations of the jury.

For this thesis, the work of the applicant was focused on the establishment of a mycological diagnostic unit and the epidemiological study of mucocutaneous mycoses in Mauritania. Dr Sy has done a remarkable job on medical mycology which has been his passion since the beginning of the internship. This thesis was the opportunity for him to work on superficial fungal infections in Mauritania.

This work has been the subject of three articles published in major international journals and a fourth in publication. This allows Mauritania to have its first row epidemiological data on scalp ringworms in schools; onychomycosis and vulvovaginal candidiasis. The thesis was supervised by the eminent Professor of parasitology at the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar and the American University of Harvard, Pr Daouda Ndiaye. It is a work of four years (2015-2019) which has been crowned with success.

After setting up a mycological diagnostic unit in the laboratory of the Mother and Child Hospital of Nouakchott, Dr Sy carried out three epidemiological surveys during a period of 3 years from January 2015 to November 2018. They related to scalp ringworms (TBI) in schools, onychomycosis and vulvovaginal candidiasis (CVV).

In his unique thesis, Dr Sy reports that '' fungal infections are frequent in Mauritania. They are dominated by yeasts of the genus Candida, followed by dermatophytes and then molds. The laboratory remains an essential tool for the diagnosis and management of fungal infections but it is almost absent in medical custom in Mauritania. '' Sy Ousmane has a doctorate in pharmacy option biology obtained in 2011 with very honorable mention. He had passed the Dakar hospital internship competition in pharmacy in 2008. Moreover, he is the first Mauritanian and the only one to have succeeded in pharmacy to obtain his title of former resident of Dakar hospitals. in 2013.

Pharmacist biologist, Dr Ousmane Sy has been responsible for teaching parasitology at the National School of Public Health since 2015. He supervised 7 research master's theses in molecular biology from the science faculty of the University of Nouakchott Al Asrya since 2016 (6 have defended and one is pending).

Source: Calame (28/01/2021)

Tribute to Dr Ibrahim KANE (1949-2020)


THE TEKANE HEALTH ASSOCIATION (AST) and THE ASSOCIATION AGAINST TUBERCULOSIS AND ENDEMIC DISEASES (ACTUME), join forces with the inhabitants of Tékane, the Mauritanian people and the diaspora to pay tribute to the late Dr Ibrahima KANE.

Ibrahim was a rare pearl for his community, for his compatriots but also for all those who knew him. A man's worth, they say, is measured against his human values; but also by its ability to mobilize, raise awareness, serve ... (more…)

Ibrahim, my big brother is gone!

Dr Ibrahim KANE died on Thursday, December 31, 2020 in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Founding member of the Association Santé Tékane (AST) and Sympathizer of the ACTUME Association
Ibrahim, my big brother

That I also know under the name of Cayenne,

I like to write raw.

Because my wound is alive.

The feather is my only weapon.

One of my little brothers told me you were gone.

I hardly cried.

Cause the pain has never left me

I am a pain of existence.

I always remember when we were in "Paalaa",

I was very young,

But I remember your love

From that of Karaasse Kane, of Dialé Kane,

From Sédhèkh Ould Ciré and so many others whose souls were full of kindness.

My childhood is forever marked by this love received.

Go and rest by the endless rivers of peace.

Oumar DIAGNE, Deputy Secretary General of the ACTUME association.

Author of: Remember ! and SERENGETI in the shadow of evil.