900m lives depend on livestock

GALVmed makes livestock vaccines, medicines and diagnostics accessible and affordable to the millions in developing countries for whom livestock is a lifeline

About GALVmed

Newcastle Disease (ND) is a highly contagious disease of poultry that can kill 80-90% of infected birds.

25 million doses of ND vaccine have been sold throughout GALVmed-initiated projects since 2012.

Typical ND vaccine market price = $0.04 per dose. Typical value of bird save = $4.

ND vaccine sales have saved approx. 2mil ND fatalities and typically represent a return on investment to the farmer of 15:1.

Discover our ND vaccine work

Our work

Product development

GALVmed specialises in product development partnerships uniquely established to translate global research progress into tangible livestock disease control tools for the developing world.

Market development

Our work with our partners supports the poor livestock keepers of the world.

Policy and advocacy

The policy environment is a key determinant in the successful translation of research products to livestock health solutions that are sustainably available to smallholder farmers.


Building a strong community animal health care system in rural India

Livestock keepers in rural and tribal areas of Odisha, India are often unaware about deworming, vaccination and other health care concepts to protect their livestock from mortality. Livestock plays a vital role in livelihood security …

Vaccinating chickens leads to better nutrition for communities in Jharkhand, India

For 33 year old Amrita Kunjur, vaccinating her poultry against Newcastle Disease (ND) has brought an added value to her family. Amrita who lives in the rural hinterland of Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand …

Chicken vaccine broadening economic avenues in Jharkhand, India

Silanti Linda lives in a village, about 15 kilometres away from Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand state in India. Silanti and her family are part of the tribal community that has traditionally depended on …