Fondation Pierre Fabre

To promote access to French-language documentation in Masso-Kinesitherapy / Physiotherapy

Main beneficiary countries:
France - Morocco - Tunisia - Canada - Cameroon - Togo - Côte d’Ivoire - Lebanon - Senegal - Niger

About the sponsor

Association pour la Promotion des Professions Para-Médicales (A-3PM)

The A-3PM aims to promote the paramedical professions. It is a non-profit association under the 1901 law. Its main aim is to train health professionals who are well-rounded and responsible for their decisions and actions. Its values promote the dynamism and autonomy of its users and actors. The A-3PM benefits from the proximity and diversity of the Berckois health establishments with which it forges privileged links.

Sector: Health: Healthcare professionals and structures

Country of origin: France

The organisation has:

Full-Time Equivalent
Service provider

Initiative overview

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Primary healthcare
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Chronic diseases
  • Cardiovascular illnesses
  • Cancer
  • Oral health
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency services
  • All pathologies and morbidities concerned by physiotherapy

Stage of development:

  • Routine project/operational

Area where initiative is utilised

  • International (in several countries)

Initiative start date

  • 01/23/2009


Financing method

  • Private (private investors, crowdfunding, philanthropy, etc.)

Economic model(s)

  • Funding by A-3PM: We use the excess of the entry examination at the Physiotherapy Training Institute.

About the initiative

In Africa, there is no production of physiotherapy literature, and it is difficult for health professionals and populations to access existing literature.

Kinedoc provides 30,000 free bibliographic references, of which one third of the complete texts can be downloaded for free.

Kinedoc consists of a voluntary document sharing intiaitive based on the remote participation of French-speaking publishers, universities and institutions across four continents. Consulting the documentary database using the site's search engine is free of charge.

Kinedoc allows you to index and upload various types of documentation :

  • publications (articles and books);
  • professional recommendations ;
  • grey literature (theses, dissertations, notices, etc.);
  • congress proceedings ;
  • official texts (laws and regulations).

This resource is constantly updated by an international network of professionals and institutions.

The website interface allows for quick and easy online indexing with 24/7 access.

Fields of application:

Health professional training - Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC) - Valorisation of Francophone literature in Physiotherapy

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Entire population
  • Sick people
  • Dependents/persons with disabilities
  • Pregnant women
  • Children - adolescents (ages 6-18)
  • Young children (0-5 years)
  • Patient family/entourage

Initiative objectives

  • Decreased morbidity
  • Reduced suffering
  • Improved treatment
  • Primary prevention through physical activity

Key figures

247272 Number of beneficiaries since launch

469 Number of users per Day

Materials used

  • Computer

Technologies used

  • Internet
  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)

Offline use


Open Source


Open Data


Independent evaluation



Département d'information et d'Informatique Médicales) du CHU de Rouen

Health: Healthcare professionals and structures