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

Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) is a highly contagious viral respiratory disease of goats and sheep causing up to 80 per cent mortality in flocks.

The total yearly cost of PPR is estimated to be US $874 million.

PPR and another viral disease, Sheep and Goat Pox (SGP), are often vaccinated separately and only during outbreaks. The vaccines are often controlled by governments and supplies can be limited.

A new combined vaccine against PPR and SGP is half the cost of previous options (only 20 US cents compared to 40 US cents) and only two doses a year are required.

Find out more about Peste des Petits Ruminants

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.

Blog

Kenya makes strides towards forming an animal health association

On 9 October 2017, the Global Alliance for Livestock and Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) convened a half day meeting in Nairobi with 22 private sector representatives, including livestock product manufacturers, distributors and importers, to discuss how …

Good rearing practices improve goat farming in Uttar Pradesh

Goat keepers in the western regions of the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have reared ruminants for hundreds of years, with virtually all households owning up to five goats on average. However, many such …

The mobile vet: Bringing healthier livestock to India's rural farmers

Housed in a colourful mobile van, an agro-veterinary clinic is now a regular feature in distant tribal parts of Jharkhand state in India.

In many parts of Jharkhand, such as the East Singbhum district, it reaches …