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.


Researchers on a mission to improve the East Coast Fever vaccine

GALVmed recently held a workshop Nairobi (19-20 January 2017) to discuss ongoing research to improve the East Coast Fever (ECF) vaccine. The vaccine, commonly known as Infection and Treatment Method (ITM)  was developed in mid-70s …

Improving poultry productivity in Nigeria

Since July 2016, smallholder farmers in Oyo, Osun and Ogun states in southwest Nigeria have benefited from Newcastle Disease (ND) I-2 poultry vaccination and deworming. Already, the treatment is unlocking the economic potential of poultry …

A step closer to treating nagana

Animal African Trypanosomiasis (AAT), or nagana as it is widely known in Africa, is a disease of vertebrate animals that is endemic in 40 African countries. Trypanosome parasites that affect cattle account for up to …