New field study focuses on non-invasive chicken vaccines

A field study to explore the practical viability of non-invasive, simultaneous administration of commercial Fowl Pox and Newcastle Disease vaccines could potentially help to control both diseases for smallholder farmers. The study is currently being implemented in Hanang district in Tanzania, by GALVmed and its local partner Open University of Tanzania. The objective of the […]

Concluded GALVmed funded projects with Hester Biosciences in India show signs of sustainability

Some projects funded under the just concluded phase of Protecting Livestock II are already showing promising signs of sustainability. The projects that were implemented with Hester Biosciences in India were aimed at distributing a new thermo-tolerant Newcastle disease vaccine to smallholder farmers. The vaccine manufactured by Hester was being distributed in smaller 100 dose packs. […]

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.

ECF stakeholders meet in Uganda to discuss report on field safety and efficacy study

GALVmed recently convened a meeting of key East Coast fever disease stakeholders in Uganda to discuss the final report of the ECF field safety and efficacy study. The meeting took place at the Lake Victoria Hotel in Entebbe Uganda on Friday 23rd February 2018. In attendance representing GALVmed were Dr Jeremy Salt, Chief Scientific Officer […]

Brucellosis vaccine prize: Where are we now?

Part 2: GALVmed CEO Peter Jeffries gives an update on the Brucellosis vaccine prize competition.

Brucellosis vaccine prize: Where are we now?

Part 1: GALVmed CEO Peter Jeffries gives an update on the Brucellosis vaccine prize competition.

Establishing small chicken enterprises in Nepal through vaccination

In the small village of Madnapur in Surketh district, Nepal, lives Rampyari Thapa. She has been rearing backyard poultry for six years.  “Almost all my chickens would die, some would even suffer from paralysis,” she says recalling her struggles to keep her chickens alive. Her family owns only a small piece of land and so […]

East Coast Fever vaccination training

A training video introducing East Coast Fever disease, the disease life cycle, the history of the vaccine, and how to properly vaccinate animals. To be used in conjunction with the official training manual from the Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO).

Agrovets help sustain Newcastle Disease vaccination value chain in Nepal

In one corner of Banke District in Nepal, Vishnu Rejme runs his agrovet stall. He is one of those community agroveterinary entrepreneurs – commonly known as agrovets – who are sustaining the system of poultry vaccination in remote parts of Nepal. They form the vital ‘last mile’ connection to poultry farmers in the vaccine supply […]

New SGP/PPR combined vaccine shows promise in Africa

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a highly contagious viral respiratory disease of goats and sheep causing up to 80 per cent mortality in flocks. The disease is present in West Africa, part of Central Africa (Gabon, Central African Republic), East Africa (north of the Equator), the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent including Nepal […]