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A couple’s fight against Newcastle Disease

A couple’s fight against Newcastle Disease

30/7/2015

By: Peetambar Kushwaha, Project Manager – South Asia, GALVmed: In Kaptipada village of Mayurbhanj District in Orissa, India lives a hardworking couple. Dashrathi and Fulomani Murmu have dedicated their lives to serving their community by taking care of their livestock. Dashrathi is mainly known within the community as the small animals’ doctor, while Fulomani is the [...]

Young Entrepreneurs Trying Intensive Backyard Poultry Farming

Young Entrepreneurs Trying Intensive Backyard Poultry Farming

16/7/2015

By: Peetambar Kushwaha, Project Manager – South Asia, GALVmed: Four young guys in a remote Dasokhao village of Ramgadh district near Ranchi were thinking of starting an enterprise with only a small initial investment. They came to know and interact with villagers in the area who have recently started vaccinating their backyard poultry (BYP). A [...]

Chicken vaccine brings hope to one man and his family

Chicken vaccine brings hope to one man and his family

25/6/2015

By: Beatrice Ouma, GALVmed Communications Manager It’s raining heavily when we reach Vincent Taracha’s home in the industrial town of Webuye in western Kenya. For decades, life in Webuye was defined by a paper mill industry called the Pan African Paper Mills. Locals and migrants, young and old, depended on it, working in the various [...]

Livelihood and livestock after the Nepal earthquake

Livelihood and livestock after the Nepal earthquake

15/5/2015

By: Peetambar Kushwaha, GALVmed Project Manager for South Asia   (15 May 2015) Nepal has undergone massive changes in the last 19 days. The Himalayan country has experienced two big earthquakes and many aftershocks. Half of the country is directly affected. People are in panic as aftershocks still continue today. Houses and other buildings are [...]

Vets working together to support poor farmers

Vets working together to support poor farmers

27/4/2015

By Jeremy Salt, GALVmed Director of Research & Development I wonder how many of us believed the warnings when we started at vet school that in ten years’ time half of us would not be in vet practice? Certainly not me for sure.  As a member of the pre-James Herriott generation (only just mind!), I [...]

We need a game-changer for combating zoonotic diseases

We need a game-changer for combating zoonotic diseases

24/4/2015

By: Peter Jeffries, CEO of GALVmed: Everyone’s talking about the importance of zoonotic disease. And, rightly or wrongly, it’s usually animals that get the blame for passing disease to man. But, despite the many conferences reflecting that buzz-word “One Health”, the real progress in, and commitment to, control of zoonoses  is disturbingly limited. Take the [...]

Smart partnerships to eradicate zoonotic diseases

Smart partnerships to eradicate zoonotic diseases

24/4/2015

By Dr Claudia Cordel, GALVmed’s Swine Project Manager Every local vet plays a critical role in animal and human health sectors, ensuring animal and human health on a daily basis. Similarly, every vet and paravet in the developing countries plays an equally important role of ensuring the health and well-being of many people’s precious assets [...]

A nice problem to have?

A nice problem to have?

24/4/2015

By Brigitte Schiessl, GALVmed Portfolio Director: There is a lot of criticism being voiced about modern medicine and its limitations. This is clearly a nice problem to have. People have gotten so used to being protected from infectious diseases by vaccinations and antibiotics, to having broken bones fixed by surgeons under perfect anaesthesia, to having [...]