The mobile vet: Bringing healthier livestock to India’s rural farmers

Housed in a colourful mobile van, an agro-veterinary clinic is now a regular feature in distant tribal parts of Jharkhand state in India. In many parts of Jharkhand, such as the East Singbhum district, it reaches remote hamlets devoid of concrete roads or mobile phone networks. The mobile veterinary clinic is run by Birsa Yuva […]

All female poultry vaccinators in Ethiopia

An all-female vaccinator group is tackling a deadly poultry disease in Ethiopia. The Newcastle Disease vaccine project in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia started in January 2017. Its objective was to introduce and implement a Newcastle Disease vaccination and general poultry health and management programme. In 30 districts in Tigray through female village vaccinators, […]

Experts take stock of the East Coast Fever vaccine performance in Uganda

On June 8, 2017, the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) convened a workshop in Kampala, Uganda, aimed at presenting the findings on the safety and protection of East Coast Fever-Infection Treatment Method (ECF-ITM) vaccine at farm level in the country. The findings were from an on-farm ECF-ITM study in Uganda supported by GALVmed […]

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

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 […]

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, […]