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 and since then new tools have been developed   to characterise the vaccine strains/stocks and provide new knowledge to make it […]

Bringing the benefits of the ECF vaccine to Rwandan farmers

Rwandan farmers will soon have a reason to smile as they will be able to protect their cattle from one of the deadliest cattle diseases – East Coast Fever. The disease that kills numerous cattle across the East Africa region is present in most regions of Rwanda and yet unlike their East African counterparts, Rwandan […]

A novel initiative for a new brucellosis vaccine

A new US $30 million initiative was launched in June 2016 to offer a solution to a sheep and goat disease that is transmitted to over 500,000 people per year worldwide. The prize is one of the largest of its kind and is funded by AgResults, a collaborative multi-donor initiative between the Australian, Canadian, UK and US governments […]

Viewpoints @ Brucellosis Vaccine Prize launch: Reaction to prize competition

What’s your reaction to the US $30m Brucellosis prize competition and that it’s funded by the private sector? Gwyn Jones, Chairman of the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA) UK responds with his personal view. —————————————————————————————————- GALVmed and AgResults announced the launch of the Brucellosis Vaccine Initiative, a US $30 million prize competition […]

Viewpoints @ Brucellosis Vaccine Prize launch: Reaction to prize competition

What’s your reaction to the US $30m Brucellosis prize competition and that it’s funded by the private sector? Peter Oostenbach, Associate Director for Global Public Policy Animal Health at Merck Animal Health/MSD Animal Health responds with his personal view. —————————————————————————————————- GALVmed and AgResults announced the launch of the Brucellosis Vaccine Initiative, a US $30 million […]

Viewpoints @ Brucellosis Vaccine Prize launch: Why a vaccine is important

Why is a vaccine against B. melitensis important? George Tice, Senior Director of Market Access for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Elanco Animal Health responds with his personal view. —————————————————————————————————- GALVmed and AgResults announced the launch of the Brucellosis Vaccine Initiative, a US $30 million prize competition aimed at incentivising animal health companies to […]

Viewpoints @ Brucellosis Vaccine Prize launch: Potential impact on untreated diseases

If the Brucellosis Vaccine Prize Competition results in a vaccine, do you think companies could start looking at diseases that remain untreated? Brigitte Boenisch, Head of Regulatory Affairs for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Merial responds with her personal view. —————————————————————————————————- GALVmed and AgResults announced the launch of the Brucellosis Vaccine Initiative, a US […]

US $30 million prize launched to develop a B. melitensis vaccine

GALVmed and AgResults are delighted to announce the launch of the Brucellosis Vaccine Initiative, a US $30 million prize competition aimed at incentivising animal health companies to develop a vaccine against brucellosis to be used mainly in developing countries. The prize – one of the largest of its kind – is funded by AgResults, a […]

Sarah shares her story as a female poultry vaccinator in Kenya

Sarah Songa is a vaccinator for Newcastle Disease in the Butali/Chegulo ward in Kenya. She shares her experiences vaccinating backyard poultry and what World Veterinarian Day means to her. This is part of a short video series that interviews veterinarians, animal technicians and vaccinators in Tanzania and Kenya to celebrate World Veterinary Day on 30th […]

The importance of vets supporting small-scale livestock keepers

Dr Viola Chemis is a veterinarian for Heifer’s East Africa Dairy Development project. He speaks from a farm in Kenya and shares her experiences as a livestock vet, why she became a veterinarian and what World Veterinarian Day means to her. This is part of a short video series that interviews veterinarians, animal technicians and vaccinators […]