Newsletter March 2023

Mar 1, 2023 | Newsletters

Pharmalys is Celebrating 10 years of Operations in Africa

Hello All !

Welcome to the Pharmalys newsletter

We have so much good news to share in our March Newsletter. The primary focus and theme will be on Quality as it relates to collaboration with our customers, individual achievements and organisational achievements.

Firstly, we’d like to highlight our continued pursuit in operating with quality standards as a clinical research organization captured in a written article about our participation in the World Quality Week 2022. Furthermore, we remain dynamic in the way that we collaborate with our customers and our people, illustrated by our “Who we are” video.

Lastly, we’d like to celebrate our people and their individual achievements and contributions to the greater Pharmalys mission by highlighting three key promotions.


Pharmalys Ltd. participated in the CQI (Chartered Quality Institute), #WQW22 (World Quality Week 2022) which took place on 07-11 November 2022. Since November 2021, the CQI has moved to a week-long campaign for its world quality celebration.

Each year, the CQI announces a new theme that covers a range of issues and topics relevant to the profession for members to develop and promote. However, organisations may want to interpret the theme in a way that complements their corporate strategy and initiatives.

The CQI’s key aim is to fly the flag for World Quality Week, to produce tools and assets for organisations to use, and to encourage spreading the philosophy of quality.

CQI advocates for World Quality Week ambassadors, who may be an individual, a local business unit, a team or an entire company.

In 2022, the new Director of Business Excellence and Quality Management, Nana Tawiah, took on the role as the WQW ambassador for #WQW22.

Learn more about #WQW22 at Pharmalys

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As a leading African CRO in sub-Saharan region,

(1) Pharmalys applies high professional standards and quality of work that we constantly improve.

(2) Pharmalys has field expertise and knowledge of the African health environment which are key to conduct clinical trials the appropriate way.

(3) Pharmalys benefits from a competent, multicultural and dedicated team which facilitates the collaboration with our customers.

(4) Last but not least, Pharmalys has the flexibility and ability to meet the high demands that international health research requests.

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We are happy to announce that Pharmalys promoted 3 people in 2022!

Bator Mbengue has been promoted to Office Manager

Bator received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and option Finance from the African Institute of Management in Dakar, Senegal. She began her career as an administrative agent and has worked diligently to develop her organizational skills while wearing many hats all under the umbrella of office and administrative management.

Bator joined Pharmalys as an office administrator in 2019. It was her first time working in the Health domain. She is currently preparing a coaching certificate at Beautiful Soul, Senegal and would like to help support our employees and managers through coaching especially as it relates to the development of soft skills.

Her ability to manage various tasks concurrently, prioritize efficiently, and collaborate cross functionally have made Bator’s contributions invaluable to the administrative team resulting in her promotion as an Office Manager.

Thanks a lot Bator for your help and support on a daily basis! May our collaboration be a lengthy one!

Assane Yade Ndiaye has been promoted to CRA Manager

Holder of a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of sciences in Medical Entomology from the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Assane has more than five years of experience as a Clinical Research Associate (CRA).

His expertise mainly consists of hematology and vaccine trials. At Pharmalys, he has deepened his knowledge of the clinical trial process while improving his training capacity through GCP training sessions for African ethics and regulatory authorities.

He continues to develop his skill set through the mentorship of junior CRAs at Pharmalys. Within two years, Assane’s abilities have grown with increased responsibilities.

In this new role, Assane’s responsibilities are multifaceted and will include

(i) leading and supervising a growing team of CRAs and CTAs to ensure high quality of work

(ii) constant monitoring of CRAs’ performance to identify topics or processes that need to be improved through training

(iii) involvement in new CRAs’ recruitment and onboarding.

Congratulations Assane! We wish you success in your new challenges!

Click here to know more about Assane

Assane’s video

Alimatou Sylla has been promoted to Human Resources Manager

With a Bachelor degree in Business Administration at Higher Institute of Management (Institut Supérieur de Management – ISM) in Dakar, Senegal, Alimatou began her career as a commercial agent before moving to a project administration and office management position.

She joined Pharmalys in 2018 in a dual position as an Office Manager and a BD person, after 8 years in office management.

She is highly-organized with proven skills in people, relationship and conflict management. Moreover, Alimatou has developed deep expertise in the health research domain, having worked 10 years in the field of Clinical Research.

As a highly motivated person in expanding her knowledge and skills, Alimatou has further developed her Human Resources (HR) capacities at Pharmalys, while improving her interpersonal, organizational and coordination skills through capacity building.

Congratulations Alimatou for your journey at Pharmalys and your precious contribution to the growth of the company!

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