The Global South eHealth Observatory

The Global South eHealth Observatory, a Fondation Pierre Fabre initiative, is designed to identify, document, promote and help develop eHealth initiatives that improve access to quality healthcare and medicines for the most disadvantaged populations in resource-limited countries. It stands as the leading resource and gateway for development of eHealth in the Global South.

Recipient countries


Initiatives around the world

Panel of experts

The Fondation Pierre Fabre has called upon a panel of experts to carry out its project. These experts are:

  • Gilles Babinet - Entrepreneur, Digital Champion for France for the European Commission.
  • Mehdi Benchoufi - Clinic Manager at the Hôtel Dieu in Paris, President of the JADE Club.
  • Jean Luc Clément - Research Advisor to the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research.
  • Cheick Oumar Bagayoko - Coordinator of the Network in Francophone Africa for Telemedicine.
  • Etche Noel N'drin - Chief Executive Officer of the Ivocarte Abyshop Group, which realized OPISMS.
  • Demba Diallo - Associate Director and Founder of Innhotep.
  • Catherine de Rohan Chabot - Pharmacist, Health Communication Specialist.


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The Foundation

The Fondation Pierre Fabre, a State-approved charitable organisation since 1999, operates in 14 countries through 15 programmes to improve access to medicines and quality healthcare in the South. The Foundations initiatives are grouped into four distinct orientations:

  • Training drug specialists
  • Combating sickle cell disease
  • Access to quality health care
  • Tropical dermatology

The Foundation has also been working in the realm of e-health since 2015.


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