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Rapid landscaping analysis to understand the gender implications of the PREVENT project

In 2021, GALVmed and Ceva Santé Animale launched PREVENT (PRomoting and Enabling Vaccination Efficiently, Now and Tomorrow), a 4-year initiative that aims to improve the efficiency and sustainability of small-scale poultry production in Sub-Saharan Africa. One of the key objectives of this project is not only to boost poultry productivity but to bring a pragmatic […]

GALVmed and Elanco launch a new initiative empowering small-scale producers in Sub-Saharan Africa

Edinburgh, UK (March 16, 2022) – The Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) has partnered with Elanco Animal Health to launch a new initiative to manage ticks and tick-borne diseases in Africa. MAHABA (Managing Animal Health and Acaricides for a Better Africa) aims to support small-scale producers in Nigeria and Uganda by defining and […]

A letter from our CEO: 2022 is a year of re-engagement and re-activation

At the occasion of the first Newsletter of the year, please receive my heartfelt wishes for a distinctively healthy, happy and prosperous New Year. I sincerely hope that the epidemiological risk of SARS CoV-2 will continue to diminish with increasing progress in public health management, GALVmed very much welcomes the relaxation of restrictions announced by […]

Mkuza Chicks in Tanzania Partners with PREVENT to Vaccinate Day Old Chicks

Located in Pwani region to the east of Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam region, Mkuza farm is a family hatchery business which has been in operation for more than twenty years. When we visited the hatchery, employees were hard at work tending to various aspects of the business. The business mainly supplies day-old broiler and layer […]

TribeCo receives six million poultry vaccine doses from Ceva

TribeCo, GALVmed’s animal distribution partner in Ghana, recently took possession of six million doses of various poultry vaccines from veterinary health company Ceva Santé Animale. The consignment, which was delivered in early December 2021 is part of Tribecovet’s strategy to source livestock and poultry vaccines and medicines directly from manufacturers, to increase its profitability and […]

Our health systems won’t prevent pandemics, unless G20 invest in animal health

An open letter to G20 leaders from the Action for Animal Health coalition.   Even before the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on our lives, diseases from animals were causing 2.7 million human deaths a year. Over 75% of new human infectious diseases emerge from animals, with zoonotic diseases affecting over 2 billion people. Over the last decade, zoonotic diseases […]

Appointment of new Senior Director of Research & Development

  GALVmed is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Johnson Ouma as the new Senior Director of Research & Development, effective October 11, 2021. Dr Ouma is a Kenyan research & development professional with over 25 years’ experience in animal health and agricultural research & product development.  He joins GALVmed from the Africa Technical […]

Letter from our CEO: Carolin Schumacher reflects on the challenges of 2020

2020 was a year marked by unprecedented disruptions as most of us dealt with the effects of COVID-19-associated health concerns, lockdown restrictions and economic disruption. While the Pandemic caused delays to some of GALVmed’s field work, our team and partners adapted their ways of working and demonstrated remarkable organisational resilience in the face of great […]

Vaccination against Newcastle Disease increases productivity in chickens

An analysis of the impact of Newcastle Disease vaccination in Uganda has demonstrated substantial effect on chicken flock production. Whilst several studies have demonstrated the clear beneficial impact that vaccinating against Newcastle Disease (ND) can have on reducing the frequency and severity of ND outbreaks in poultry, this new study goes one step further and […]

Kenya’s animal health stakeholders form an association for veterinary input suppliers

Animal health stakeholders in Kenya have formed an association to promote proper use of animal health products, fair practice in the industry, conduct public awareness, and articulate and address their needs. Launched on 16th August 2019 at Serena Hotel, Nairobi, the Veterinary Input Suppliers Association of Kenya (VISAK) consists of manufacturers, formulators, importers, and distributors […]

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