Developing the market for unserved smallholder poultry keepers in India

Collectively, smallholder poultry farmers around the world provide a large market for livestock veterinary products. But this crucial segment has traditionally been unserved by pharmaceutical companies, often because smallholder markets are viewed as non-profitable and not sustainable. However, more and more smallholders are willing to pay for veterinary products such as vaccines to protect their […]

New tools to tackle porcine cysticercosis in rural Uganda

Porcine Cysticercosis is a serious zoonotic disease prevalent in many parts of the world especially in developing countries, where sanitation remains a challenge. It causes 30% of human epilepsy cases in the developing world. A GALVmed-led project in Eastern Uganda is expected to significantly reduce cases of Porcine Cysticercosis in pigs and break the cycle […]

Economic & health impacts of vaccinating poultry against Newcastle disease in Burkina Faso

In honour of World Veterinary Day (29 April), GALVmed would like to thank its many partners and veterinarians who ensure our programmes reach small-holder farmers in Africa and South Asia. We share insights from two of our veterinarian partners in Burkina Faso who are working to tackle Newcastle Disease – a deadly disease that can […]

Engaging poultry farmers through innovative communications channels

Storytelling using the local idiom is an established tradition in India. Idioms play an effective way in relaying the message in a clear and simple manner. Find out how storytelling is used to educate smallholder farmers about animal health in our latest video. Produced by Prasenjit De of Alternatives for GALVmed

Creating innovative livestock health care products & services targeted to smallholder farmers

Livestock production in smallholder systems exists throughout the developing world. Livestock contributes considerably to the livelihood strategies of the poor and can be an important source of income and nutrition. However, smallholder farmers consistently battle livestock diseases, most of which are preventable with vaccination. The challenge has always been a gap in product and service […]

How Brucellosis infection can impact the food chain

GALVmed is implementing AgResults’ US $30 million Brucellosis Vaccine Prize competition, aimed at incentivising the development of a suitable vaccine that is efficacious, safe and viable for use against Brucella melitensis in small ruminants across the developing world. Brucellosis causes abortions, infertility and other issues in livestock – and is the most common zoonosis, with […]

Indigenous poultry keeping is a growing business in rural western Kenya

Increased access to Newcastle disease (ND) vaccine, especially the thermo-tolerant I-2 ND, is boosting backyard indigenous poultry farming in Ugunja, a small market town in Siaya County, Kenya – near the Ugandan border. The I-2 ND vaccine, when administered regularly, has reduced significant poultry losses caused by this fatal disease, which can wipe out 80-90% […]

Why is livestock part of the greatest enterprise on Earth?

At GALVmed, we work with partners to makes livestock vaccines, medicines and diagnostics accessible and affordable to smallholder farmers in Africa and South Asia. But why livestock vaccines and health products? Why neglected animal diseases? And why focus on smallholder farmers specifically in Africa and South Asia? Watch the video and find out why this […]

Vaccinating poultry empowers women in rural India #BeBoldForChange

Today, 8th March, the world celebrates International Women’s Day, which is an important catalyst and vehicle for driving greater change for women while moving closer to gender equality. This year’s International Women’s Day campaign theme is #BeBoldForChange and calls for people to forge a better working world – a more gender inclusive world. At GALVmed, […]

New vaccine brings hope to north Cameroon

A project in Cameroon’s drought-stricken northern region is enabling an increasing number of farmers to take up traditional poultry keeping. In the villages of Bibemi and Djola in Garoua, regular access to the I-2 Newcastle Disease (ND) vaccine is protecting poultry against this fatal disease, and is providing farmers with a complimentary source of income […]