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.

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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.

Festival des solidarités 2020 à Bordeaux

2020 Solidarity Festival in Bordeaux

November 27 and 28, 2020

The theme of this year's Festisol by the Bordeaux Solidarity Collective: “Citizens of the world: our solidarity is pandemic! "

Two highlights for the online conferences / debates:

Session 1 (November 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.) :
Faced with the urgent and universal challenges of today's world, what answers?

The genesis of this epidemic by specifying the environmental origins, its management, its impacts ... What responses with the world of tomorrow, how to reinvent yourself? (governments, civil society, citizens' initiatives…). With:

  • Mr Gilles Boeuf (Sorbonne University Biologist),
  • Mr Denis Salles (Sociologist Inrae)
  • Mr Eric Berr (Economist Bordeaux University)
  •  Moderation: Ms. Mila Ta Ninga

Registration link:  register here for Friday 27 Nov 2020

Session 2 (Saturday November 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) :
Agroecology, a factor of resilience with:

  • Mr Sylvain Deffontaines, AGRISUD multi-country program manager:
    "Analysis of the fragilities and resilience factors of food systems in the face of crises"
  • Mr Jean Rusnel Etienne, Agro-ecologist Université Quisqueya Haiti: Agroforestry / agroecology, what perspectives for Haiti?

Registration link:  register here for Saturday 28 Nov 2020

To participate in these conferences, prior online registration is free and will obtain the videoconference link.

🙌 ACTUME lauréate du prix Afrique RSE Santé 🙌 Catégorie Diaspora

🙌 ACTUME winner of the Africa CSR Health award 🙌 Diaspora category

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

The health caravans of the Association Against Tuberculosis and Endemic Diseases (ACTUME) were born from the observation of a glaring lack of care from which the populations of the municipality of Tékane in Mauritania suffer. They made it possible to treat 17,000 patients. In addition, the problem of access to medicines arose after the caravans because of the distance from the points of sale but also of their cost. It was therefore necessary to establish a community pharmacy and solidarity within the municipality.

Africa Tomorrow's Goals

Afrique Demain aims to promote CSR, the raison d'être and investments with positive impacts in Africa.

  • The dissemination of good CSR practices and investments with positive impacts in Africa;
  • Promoting exemplary societal initiatives (environmental, social, economic and cultural) of visionary leaders in Africa;
  • The establishment of the Afrique Demain Lab and B Lab, communities of responsible companies and investors with positive impacts in Francophone Africa;
  • Assistance to African States in the development of public CSR policies;
  • Training and capacity building for executives and managers on CSR, the company with missions and investment with positive impacts;
  • Support for companies in their CSR strategy with positive impacts in Africa.

The Africa RSE Health and Impacts Awards 2020 rewarded 4 Laureates in 4 categories :

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  1. Best Diaspora Health Initiative in Africa to theAssociation against tuberculosis and endemic diseases (ACTUME, Mauritania) for the establishment of health caravans and of Community pharmacy in Mauritania
  2. Best initiative for improving the health of local communities at Training and Development Support Center (CEFAD, Guinea) for integrated actions to promote hygiene and fight against communicable diseases (malaria, water-borne diseases, HIV / AIDS) carried out in the mining sector in Guinea;
  3. Best Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative in the areas of CSR and health in Africa to the application Diagnosis in Burkina-Faso (attributed to Faso Civic, Societe Generale / YUP Burkina Faso, Orange Burkina Faso, United Nations Development Program Burkina Faso and at Burkina Faso Ministry of Health) ;
  4. Outstanding COVID-19 Action Award awarded to the start-up NAYA Limited (Cameroon) for the deployment of a mobile money solution promoting the financial and social inclusion of vulnerable populations, access and continuity of care in the context of the COVID pandemic.

Relive the whole of Africa Tomorrow Meeting 2020

Here are the links to relive the entire Africa Tomorrow Meeting 2020 on the theme " After the health crisis, what levers for Corporate Social Responsibility in the field of health in Africa? "

  • Opening keynote, presentation of the Africa CSR barometer SBF 120 + 2 and Panel 1 on the theme Faced with the crisis, what public policies and investment opportunities to improve health in Africa
  • Panel 2 : Industrialization of the health sector and local content of pharmaceutical industries in Africa: benchmark and success factors
  • Panel 3 : Employees, local communities, customers: What CSR strategy and investments with positive impacts in the field of health in Africa?
  • Panel 4 : What public-private-diaspora partnership for health financing and Universal Health Coverage in Africa?
  • Calls to action, reading of the Africa CSR Health Manifesto and presentation of the winners of the Africa CSR Health Prize 2020

Find out more see: Africa Tomorrow / CSR Health