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, […]

Tackling the major cause of epilepsy in the developing world

Porcine cysticercosis is a zoonotic disease, which can lead to epilepsy in humans. A new vaccine and dewormer have been registered to counter the disease in pigs thereby stopping the cycle of transmission to humans. In Udaipur, Nepal, where vaccination projects were initiated, pig farmers are hopeful that not only will the vaccine and dewormer […]

East Coast Fever training curriculum and manual for vaccinators

East Coast Fever (ECF) is a serious, often fatal, disease of cattle that causes major economic losses across 11 countries in eastern, central and southern Africa. Caused by single-celled parasite, the disease is transmitted by the brown ear tick, which is found in hay or standing grass. ECF is a significant constraint to livestock farmers […]

From factory to farmer: Creating a sustainable Newcastle Disease vaccine supply chain

For farmers to benefit from animal health products, there has to be a reliable and sustainable supply chain to deliver the products. GALVmed is working with Hester Biosciences Ltd. in India to set up a sustainable supply chain for the Newcastle Disease vaccine from manufacturer to the smallholder farmers in rural areas.

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 […]

Jayanti’s Story: Protecting chickens against Newcastle Disease, one village at a time

Mayurbhanj on the east coast of India is surrounded by vast stretches of drought hit farmland, which showcases the agricultural development challenges facing the region. However, a small rural village in the region is experiencing the economic benefits of backyard poultry farming especially after the introduction of the Newcastle Disease vaccine. Video transcript available here. […]