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.


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