900m lives depend on livestock

GALVmed aims to make a significant contribution towards transformational change in the smallholder livestock health landscape by developing a portfolio of high impact products and initiating a range of private sector market initiatives operating at scale in the smallholder sector.

About GALVmed

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 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

Smallholder farmers: 'We need a game changer in the fight against Foot and Mouth Disease'

45-year-old Paul Mathai looks forlornly at his nearly empty cow shed. A few months ago, all the nine paddocks were occupied. Today, only three of his dairy cows are left. And he has no calves …

Livestock health provision for smallholder farmers: What will it take to move the needle?

Our professional lives are often so cramped with problems to solve, targets to reach and deadlines to meet that we may find it difficult to think. However, it is when we stop and make time …

Addressing Nepal's veterinary needs, one village at a time

In rural communities where most smallholder farmers live, veterinary centres are often located many kilometers away, closer to the semi-urban areas. The result is that many smallholder farmers such as these ones from Mahua …