Arriving near the end of the ceremony, Minister Raymonde Goudou congratulated Dr. Linda Kaboré for her leadership. "It's important for us to see that this sector of pharmacy is emerging in quality," she said. Pharmafrica Expo 2017: Abidjan, hub of the pharmaceutical industry in October.
Dr. Aka Aouélé, honorary president of the first edition of Pharmafrica Expo 2017 launched the exhibition on Wednesday, June 15, 2017. The ceremony took place at the pharmacist's house, in Abidjan-Cocody, located at 2 Plateaux-Vallon.
Presenting the project, Dr. Bouboutou Linda Kaboré, chairman of the organizing committee, first indicated that this exhibition will be held on 12, 13 and 14 October 2017, at the Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire Convention Center. Before explaining that this is the first business, skills and intelligence fair for players in the pharmaceutical, parapharmaceutical and cosmetics sector. On this occasion Abidjan will welcome more than 5000 visitors. There will be 200 stands on a 2500 m2 exhibition area on the site.
Continuing, she stressed that these three days, which will be structured around plenary sessions, congresses, conferences and workshops, will "allow professionals to exchange and learn about the latest technological innovations". This forum, it seems, will also allow students to familiarize themselves with their future profession. He added that the general public will get to know the pharmaceutical world during this event. "Pharmafrica Expo 2017 is a platform for discovery, information, training, exchange, and updating on legal and regulatory frameworks at the national and international level," Dr Linda Kaboré stressed.
In terms of theme, the participants in the 1st edition of Pharmafrica Expo 2017 will address "New pharmaceutical trends". They will revisit the evolution of pharmaceutical regulation in Africa and look at the report "Health, Hygiene and Environment". This forum will also address the issue of traditional and natural medicine.
According to Dr Kaboré, Pharmafrica Expo 2017 will, among other things, provide information on the latest pharmaceutical advances, encourage product launches and promote innovations and the latest technologies to key decision-makers. This first edition, she announced, will be marked by Awards (Prix mon pharmacien a du talent, Prix du meilleur stand) and a donation to the Ufr de médecine et de pharmacie.
For his part, Dr. Ouattara Kanigui, President of the National Union of Private Individuals of Côte d'Ivoire said that this exhibition fills a gap. "In Côte d'Ivoire, there was no fair dedicated to pharmacy," he said, adding that this event will contribute to the continuing education of pharmacists.
President of the National Council of the Order of Pharmacists of Côte d'Ivoire, Dr Boguifo Charles called on pharmacists to join this initiative. And this in order to position the company on the international pharmaceutical scene. "In the field of pharmacy, Côte d'Ivoire is an important platform because the sector is booming," he said.
Representative, the Minister of Health and Public Hygiene, Professor Malan Kla Anglade told the organizers of this exhibition that Minister Raymonde Goudou-Coffi adheres to the themes discussed. "The Minister's expectations are to seize this opportunity to put ethics and deontology at the centre of the pharmaceutical business," he stressed.
Arriving near the end of the ceremony, Minister Raymonde Goudou congratulated Dr. Linda Kaboré for her leadership. "It's important for us to see that this sector of pharmacy is emerging in quality," she said.
CHEICKNA D. Salif