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

Brucellosis is a costly disease that affects cattle, sheep and goats and causes abortions, infertility, decreased milk production and weight loss.

The annual impact of Brucellosis to smallholder farmers in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated at US $501 million per year.

There are approximately 500,000 new human cases of Brucellosis reported annually.

A US $30 million prize competition was created to incentivise the private sector in producing a B. melitensis vaccine.

Find out more about the US $30 million prize competition

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.


East Coast Fever training curriculum and manual for vaccinators

East Coast Fever (ECF) is a serious, often fatal, disease of cattle that causes major economic losses across 11 countries in eastern, central and southern Africa. Caused by single-celled parasite, the disease is transmitted by …

Building a strong community animal health care system in rural India

Livestock keepers in rural and tribal areas of Odisha, India are often unaware about deworming, vaccination and other health care concepts to protect their livestock from mortality. Livestock plays a vital role in livelihood security …

Vaccinating chickens leads to better nutrition for communities in Jharkhand, India

For 33 year old Amrita Kunjur, vaccinating her poultry against Newcastle Disease (ND) has brought an added value to her family. Amrita who lives in the rural hinterland of Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand …