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The Speakers

Pr.Françoise NEPVEU

Scientific Advisor of the Pierre Fabre Foundation, Professor Emeritus University of Toulouse, France.

Doctor es sciences, Françoise Nepveu is currently a professor emeritus at the University of Toulouse, France, and scientific advisor to the Pierre Fabre Foundation, a public utility foundation whose mission is to improve access to quality medicines and care in developing countries. The Pierre Fabre Foundation acts mainly in Africa and South-East Asia, within four main areas: training of drug specialists, the fight against sickle cell disease, tele-dermatology and access to quality care, which led to the creation in 2016 of the Global South eHealth Observatory, aimed at identifying, documenting and promoting eHealth initiatives that improve access to quality care and medicines for the most disadvantaged populations in resource-limited countries.

Before joining the Pierre Fabre Foundation in 2019 she was a professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Toulouse where she taught analytical sciences and quality control of drugs and health products. She also led research groups and laboratories. One of her objectives was to obtain drug candidates for the treatment of malaria. She has also supervised numerous theses and diplomas, is the author of about 145 scientific publications and has participated in numerous juries and expert reports.

Françoise Nepveu has also collaborated with the faculties of pharmacy of Phnom-Penh (Cambodia), Vientiane (Laos), Hanoi and HCMC (Vietnam), where she contributed to the training of teachers and students and to the renewal of the courses of analytical physicochemistry. In this context, she taught the analytical control of drugs in the framework of the Mekong Pharma trans-regional Master (in Vientiane, Phnom Penh and Hanoi) She now accompanies the Pierre Fabre Foundation's support programs for several faculties of pharmacy in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. She is a Knight of the Legion of Honour, a member of the French National Academy of Pharmacy and an honorary professor at the University of Pharmacy in Hanoi.