The Impact of FMD in Eastern Africa

Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is a highly contagious virus estimated to circulate in 77% of the global livestock population, according to the OIE. Outbreaks of the disease impact animal productivity, trade, and small-scale producers’ livelihoods.

More about the AgResults FMD Vaccine Challenge Project

Foot and Mouth Disease is a highly contagious livestock disease. Morbidity levels can reach 100%

International and regional trade of animals and animal products are compromised and disrupted, leading to severe socio-economic consequences

Vaccination is proven to effectively control FMD

The FMD Project encourages the development of a private sector model for buying and distributing high-quality FMD vaccines

Video: The Impact of Foot and Mouth Disease in Eastern Africa

Our Vision

Transformational improvement in the well-being and economic progression of small-scale livestock producers.

Our Mission

We will contribute to the transformation of small-scale livestock producers’ lives by:

  • understanding the constraints to animal health and how to overcome them;
  • engaging the animal health industry; and
  • ensuring awareness, availability and adoption of effective animal health interventions.

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.

Commercial development

Our work with our partners supports the small-scale livestock producers 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 small-scale livestock producers.

COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

GALVmed is keeping a close watch on the COVID-19 situation across the world and has adopted precautionary measures in line with government guidance.  GALVmed staff have been instructed to follow regional advice and work from home in keeping with local government recommendations.  GALVmed also cancelled all business travel and face-to-face meetings until further notice.  This is to minimize health risks to our staff, their families, partners and society at large.

It is our aim to maintain business-as-usual, but ask for your understanding should the current COVID-19 epidemic lead to any delays or disruptions in business matters.

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