Twenty-five years ago, the Fondation Pierre Fabre was recognized as a public-interest foundation

Signature of the official act of creation of the Pierre Fabre Foundation


Twenty-five years ago, on April 6 1999, the Fondation Pierre Fabre was recognized as a public-interest foundation

This was an essential step for Pierre Fabre, who was personally involved in obtaining that status. This recognition provided the assurance of reliability and steadfast presence, and also authorized the receipt of grants, donations and bequests by virtue of its public-interest mission.

The Foundation’s status means that two state representatives sit on the Board of Directors to oversee its activities. Working in a disinterested and independent manner with strictly humanitarian objectives, the Fondation Pierre Fabre strives to “enable inhabitants of the least developed countries […] to gain access to healthcare and basic medicines defined by the WHO as essential to human health”.

Pierre Fabre

I want the Foundation to participate humbly but effectively in improving access to healthcare for these populations, a key factor in a country’s development. It also plays a major role in securing the stability of our Group, since I decided to donate the vast majority of the company’s shares to the Foundation in order to ensure its continuity and independence, while respecting its values.” stated Pierre Fabre.

1999-2024 – 25 years of commitment

Recognised as being of public utility, the Fondation Pierre Fabre has been creating and developing long-term programmes to give the poorest population of the Global South better access to quality medicines and healthcare. Through its five areas of intervention, it also invests in international advocacy and research to act globally, mobilising resources and addressing disparities.


Discover the programs run by the Pierre Fabre Foundation:


  • 1999

    The Foundation is recognized as a public utility


  • 2002

    Start of support to the Khaldieh clinic (Lebanon)


    Soutien au centre médico-social de Khaldieh

  • 2003

    Inauguration of the Faculty of Pharmacy in Phnom Penh (Cambodia)


  • 2005

    Creation of the medical house in Wassadou (Senegal)


  • 2006

    Rehabilitation of the Faculty of Pharmacy in Vientiane (Laos)



  • 2009

    Cotonou Appeal against counterfeit medicines under the aegis of the Fondation Chirac


  • 2010

    Opening of the Research Centre to combat Sickle Cell Disease in Bamako (Mali)


  • 2012

    Creation of a master’s level training programme in pharmaceutical sciences to train drug specialists in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam


  • 2013

    The Pierre Fabre Foundation holds 86% of the capital of the Pierre Fabre Group


  • 2014

    The Pierre Fabre Foundation settles at Domaine d’En Doyse, personal property and legacies of Pierre Fabre


  • 2015

    The Foundation develops its first programmes for access to diagnosis and dermatological care



    Creation of a mobile medical unit in Lebanon


  • 2016

    Creation of the Global South eHealth Observatory


  • 2017

    First African Teledermatology Conference in Bamako


  • 2018

    Support for the rural hospital in Bulenga established by Dr Mukwege, Democratic Republic of Congo



    Foundation stone laid for the construction of Madagascar’s first Faculty of Pharmacy


  • 2019

    First promotion of the interuniversity diploma in e-health with the universities of Bamako, Dakar and Abidjan.

  • 2020

    Launch of the Nengo project in CAR for victims of sexual and gender-based violence.

  • 2021

    Launch of a skin cancer prevention and treatment programme for people with albinism in Côte d’Ivoire.

  • 2022

    The Fondation Pierre Fabre is organizing the 3rd African Dermatology Conference in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from October 11 to 12.

  • 2023

    10 years to the day after his death, on July 20, 2013, the Fondation Pierre Fabre and the Pierre Fabre Group is paying tribute to Monsieur Pierre Fabre at a ceremony attended by 500 guests at the Domaine d’En Doyse in Lavaur.