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.

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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.


Regulatory harmonisation: Improving access to safe, effective and quality veterinary medicines across East Africa

The costs of animal disease

In Africa, millions of people depend on livestock for their livelihoods. However, the high prevalence of livestock diseases, such as East Coast Fever and Newcastle disease, to name just a few, …

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 …

Reflections from the field: On the trail of Pestes des Petits Ruminants

On a recent trip to India, I had the opportunity to visit Manda Pandey in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. I was traveling with my colleague Rahul Srivastava who is the Marketing Officer for our South Asian …