Brucellosis vaccine prize: Where are we now?

Part 1: GALVmed CEO Peter Jeffries gives an update on the Brucellosis vaccine prize competition.

Establishing small chicken enterprises in Nepal through vaccination

In the small village of Madnapur in Surketh district, Nepal, lives Rampyari Thapa. She has been rearing backyard poultry for six years.  “Almost all my chickens would die, some would even suffer from paralysis,” she says recalling her struggles to keep her chickens alive. Her family owns only a small piece of land and so […]

East Coast Fever vaccination training

A training video introducing East Coast Fever disease, the disease life cycle, the history of the vaccine, and how to properly vaccinate animals. To be used in conjunction with the official training manual from the Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO).

Agrovets help sustain Newcastle Disease vaccination value chain in Nepal

In one corner of Banke District in Nepal, Vishnu Rejme runs his agrovet stall. He is one of those community agroveterinary entrepreneurs – commonly known as agrovets – who are sustaining the system of poultry vaccination in remote parts of Nepal. They form the vital ‘last mile’ connection to poultry farmers in the vaccine supply […]

New SGP/PPR combined vaccine shows promise in Africa

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 disease is present in West Africa, part of Central Africa (Gabon, Central African Republic), East Africa (north of the Equator), the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent including Nepal […]

Groundbreaking workshops call for integrated ‘one health’ approach to control major cause of epilepsy in developing world

GALVmed held workshops in South Asia and Africa for stakeholders working in the field of taeniasis and cysticercosis recently to discuss integrated human and animal health approaches to controlling these parasitic zoonotic diseases. Taeniasis and cysticercosis represent a serious public health issue in the developing world with negative impact on livestock farming households and national […]

Financing female livestock farmers in Kirinyaga, Kenya

Juhudi Kilimo (JK) is a microfinance business that serves Kenya’s rural smallholder farmers, providing financing to help them acquire wealth-generating assets, such as high-yielding dairy cows, poultry, irrigation equipment and farm machinery. JK began in 2004 as a simple agribusiness initiative within the K-Rep Development Agency. By 2009, it had grown into an independent for-profit […]

Animal health experts discuss the future of veterinary service delivery in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands

The future of veterinary service delivery in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) was recently discussed by livestock keepers and Kenya’s top animal health experts. The workshop, which was held in Nanyuki on October 4 and 5, 2017, was attended by 63 participants and was organised by the national Department of Veterinary Services and Kenya’s […]

Kenya makes strides towards forming an animal health association

On 9 October 2017, the Global Alliance for Livestock and Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) convened a half day meeting in Nairobi with 22 private sector representatives, including livestock product manufacturers, distributors and importers, to discuss how Kenya’s first animal health industry association should be structured and run. Participants explored the economic feasibility of forming an animal […]

Good rearing practices improve goat farming in Uttar Pradesh

Goat keepers in the western regions of the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have reared ruminants for hundreds of years, with virtually all households owning up to five goats on average. However, many such goat keepers have no understanding of such illnesses affecting goats as Peste de Petits Ruminants (PPR) or goat plague that […]