900m lives depend on livestock

GALVmed's end-goal is to achieve a transformational improvement in the well-being and economic progression of small-scale livestock producers (SSPs) through the provision of animal health tools, products and services.

The Commercial Development activities aim to facilitate the establishment of sustainable, and profitable, large-scale distribution systems serving SSPs in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Our Commercial Development work

In Memory of Bill Gates Sr

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.

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

Find out more about our FMD project

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.

Blog

Biosecurity: a must for rural and emerging commercial poultry farmers

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) defines biosecurity as a set of management and physical measures designed to reduce the risk of introduction, establishment and spread of animal diseases, infections or infestations to, from …

Demand aggregation: The key to reaching small-scale livestock producers

Majority of the animal production in south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa is scattered. They have traditionally been operated by millions of small-scale producers (SSPs). The number of animals kept by SSPs are few – ranging …

The Value of Qualitative Learning

Q: To what extent is animal health the pre-eminent constraint to small-scale livestock producers?
A: To a large extent

To many of us, “to a large extent” may seem a satisfactory answer. But what does it mean? …