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

Neurocysticercosis, a human disease transmitted from pigs with porcine cysticercosis (PC), causes 30% of human epilepsy cases in the developing world.

The disease is estimated to cause around 5 million human cases and 50,000 human deaths each year.

This is a disease that affects the poor and those who have neurocysticercosis are often stigmatised in their communities.

The first-ever licensed PC vaccine became available in India at the end of 2016 at US $1 for 2 doses to vaccinate a pig.

Tackling the major cause of epilepsy in the developing world

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.


GALVmed partnership launches first ever field test for animal Trypanosomiasis

A simple diagnostic device is enabling farmers in Cameroon to test for the deadly livestock disease Animal African Trypanosomiasis (AAT or Tryps).

AAT is caused mainly by two parasite species, Trypanosoma vivax and Trypanosoma congolense, which …

For women in rural Uganda Newcastle Disease vaccine is more than just protecting chickens

In the rural villages of central Uganda’s Mukono and Mityana districts and eastern Uganda’s Iganga district, thanks to the introduction of the Newcastle Disease vaccine (I-2 ND) which protects poultry against this deadly disease, women …

Poultry vaccination pays off for Indian farmers as demand increases

Access to a vaccine for Newcastle Disease (ND) has transformed the lives of communities in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha state.

Local inhabitants, who have traditionally bred poultry, would often experience the death of their flock …