Change agents: The women making a difference in their livestock communities

Livestock is an important entry point for promoting women’s empowerment. In the rural areas of the state of Bihar, India groups of local women, known as Pashu Sakhis, are trained to provide basic animal health care to their communities. In 2019, GALVmed and its partners, Veterinary Social Business division of Hester Biosciences Limited, and Bihar […]

How are we communicating with farmers in times of COVID-19?

COVID-19 has disrupted the way we do business. With travel restrictions in place in many countries and the need to protect each other against the disease, extension services for small-scale producers (SSPs) have been curtailed. Physical farmer trainings and awareness activities have reduced significantly or in some instances been stopped entirely. The GALVmed-Hester South Asia […]

On the trail of PPR & SGP in India

Small ruminants are constantly threatened by diseases such as PPR and Sheep & Goat Pox (SGP). The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), estimates that 80% of the world’s 2 billion small ruminant population in Africa, the Middle East and Asia are threatened by PPR, while Sheep & Goat Pox has a mortality rate of […]

The Impact of Foot and Mouth Disease in Eastern Africa

The AgResults Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Vaccine Challenge Project is an eight-year, US$15.8 million prize competition that supports the development and uptake of high-quality FMD vaccines tailored to meet the needs of Eastern Africa.

Addressing Nepal’s veterinary needs, one village at a time

In rural communities where most smallholder farmers live, veterinary centres are often located many kilometers away, closer to the semi-urban areas. The result is that many smallholder farmers such as these ones from Mahua village in Nepal, do not always have reliable access to veterinary products for their livestock. GALVmed is working with Hester Biosciences […]

Bridging veterinary services access gap for smallholder farmers of Tanzania

In Moshi area, located in the north eastern Tanzania, GALVmed’s local partner Milele Animal Health is implementing a last mile delivery of animal health inputs to smallholder farmers. We talked to some of the farmers about their livestock health challenges and how Milele is trying to address those challenges.

Bringing vet services closer to farmers of Bihar

An estimated 600 families live in the village of Makhdumpur, in the state of Bihar, in India. Many of these families are smallholder farmers who are still struggling to get access to essential veterinary products for their livestock. Together with our partner Hester Bisociences Ltd, we are working on making available the most needed veterinary […]

India’s smallholder farmers’ renewed hopes for veterinary medicines

In the state of Utter Pradesh where GALVmed is working with Hester Biosciences to set up sustainable distribution channels for most needed veterinary medicines and vaccines, we meet some of the smallholder farmers and service providers and talk to them about their livestock health challenges, their hopes and aspirations once they will have better access […]

Walking The Last Mile: Learn about our new project with Boehringer Ingelheim

In July 2018, GALVmed’s partner  Boehringer Ingelheim launched a new project known as The Last Mile Initiative. The project is designed to address weak distribution channels and help smallholder farmers in Africa increase their knowledge on disease prevention and treatment. While the Last Mile Initiative was initially launched in Kenya, there are plans to expand […]

An insight into GALVmed’s work

GALVmed Chief Executive, Peter Jeffries, gives an insight into how GALVmed and its partners work to achieve its goal of making livestock vaccines, diagnostics and medicines accessible and affordable to millions of smallholder farmers.