900m lives depend on livestock

GALVmed makes livestock vaccines, medicines and diagnostics accessible and affordable to the millions in developing countries for whom livestock is a lifeline

About GALVmed

Newcastle Disease (ND) is a highly contagious disease of poultry that can kill 80-90% of infected birds.

25 million doses of ND vaccine have been sold throughout GALVmed-initiated projects since 2012.

Typical ND vaccine market price = $0.04 per dose. Typical value of bird save = $4.

ND vaccine sales have saved approx. 2mil ND fatalities and typically represent a return on investment to the farmer of 15:1.

Discover our ND vaccine work

Our work

Product development

GALVmed specialises in product development partnerships uniquely established to translate global research progress into tangible livestock disease control tools for the developing world.

Market development

Our work with our partners supports the poor livestock keepers of the world.

Policy and advocacy

The policy environment is a key determinant in the successful translation of research products to livestock health solutions that are sustainably available to smallholder farmers.


The importance of vets supporting small-scale livestock keepers

Dr Viola Chemis is a veterinarian for Heifer’s East Africa Dairy Development project. He speaks from a farm in Kenya and shares her experiences as a livestock vet, why she became a veterinarian and what World …

How one animal health assistant supports livestock keepers in Kenya

Moses Lagat is an animal health assistant for the Kenya Dairy Farmers Federation. He speaks from a farm in Elgeyo Marakwet, Kenya and shares his experiences assisting livestock vaccinations and what World Veterinarian Day means …

The importance of vaccinating cattle with the Muguga Cocktail East Coast Fever Vaccine

John Tangus is an Animal Technician for the Kenya Dairy Farmers Federation. He supports our partners work vaccinating cattle with the Muguga Cocktail Infection and Treatment Method East Coast Fever (ECF) vaccine. He shares why …