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.

Blog

Tackling the major cause of epilepsy in the developing world

Porcine cysticercosis is a zoonotic disease, which can lead to epilepsy in humans. A new vaccine and dewormer have been registered to counter the disease in pigs thereby stopping the cycle of transmission to humans. …

Bringing the benefits of the ECF vaccine to Rwandan farmers

Rwandan farmers will soon have a reason to smile as they will be able to protect their cattle from one of the deadliest cattle diseases – East Coast Fever. The disease that kills numerous cattle …

Fulani freed from the threat of PPR and SGP in Mali

Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) and Sheep and Goat Pox (SGP) result in major losses in livestock productivity and also death of many small ruminants for farmers in Safèbougou, a Malian village located about 100 …