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Workshop on Newcastle Disease and ND Vaccines GALVmed

Information from the workshop organised in Maputo by GALVmed, PANVAC and IIAM In October 2009, in Maputo, Mozambique, the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed), the African Union Commission, the Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre (PANVAC) and Instituto de Investigação Agrária de Moçambique (IIAM,) joined efforts to organize a Workshop on Newcastle Disease, focusing on […]

East Coast fever vaccine registered in Tanzania

The registration for the first time in Tanzania of East Coast fever (ECF) vaccine, a tick transmitted disease which kills a million cattle every year and devastates the livelihood of those who depend on livestock for survival, is being marked by a major event in Arusha, Northern Tanzania, today (May 20.) The event is being […]

Synopsis on Advanced Market Commitments

In 2009 GALVmed commissioned Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA) to investigate the application of Advance Market Commitments (AMC) in the field of animal health, based on the current AMC application in human health. The objective was to evaluate appropriate financing mechanisms / approaches that support the involvement of the private sector in the research & […]

300 delegates come to ‘meet GALVmed’ in Addis Ababa

25 October 2010, 5th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Over 300 delegates at the 5th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture (AACAA) accepted an invitation to ‘meet GALVmed’ at a special evening event held on the first day of the conference.  The event was delivered in the style of a television discussion programme, hosted by […]

GALVmed at WHO zoonoses conference….+ GALVmed Newsletter

25 November 2010 GALVmed recently took part in the Third International Conference on Neglected Zoonotic Diseases: Community based interventions for prevention and control of NZDs, which was held at the WHO Headquarters, Geneva from 23 to 24 November 2010. Dr Johan Vanhemelrijck, GALVmed’s European Advisor, interviewed at the WHO zoonotic disease conference Dr Johan Vanhemelrijck, GALVmed’s […]

GALVmed board strengthened!

Steve Sloan, Chief Executive of GALVmed, said: “We are pleased to be welcoming Dr Shadrack Moephuli back to the GALVmed board, after a period away, and to be joined by Dr Lindiwe Sibanda.  They will be a great asset and they will strengthen the governance and advisory body. As we take on new priorities and extend […]

Global alliance of advisors – GALVmed recruits 39 advisors drawn from 20 countries

Next week sees the first meeting of the Global Access Advisory Committee.  This is the final piece of the jigsaw in GALVmed’s advisory structure, complementing the Regional Advisory Committee (South Asia) and the Expert Scientific Advisory Committee.  So far 39 advisors have been recruited working out of 20 different countries and with diverse backgrounds and experiences.    CEO […]

Innovative New Year greeting card combined with ‘mini annual report’

Innovative New Year greeting card combined with ‘mini annual report’ Many organisations send out Christmas or New Year greeting cards to their friends and partners. This year GALVmed opted to send a New Year card with a difference. Inside the card, in addition to a conventional greeting, is a list of GALVmed’s top 10 achievements […]

GALVmed strengthens management team

During 2010 GALVmed underwent a period of rapid growth. This saw it evolve from a small start-up that had been highly successful in raising funds to emerging as a major player in the international livestock health field. Real progress was made towards its long-term goal of making available a number of new animal health products […]

African Union-CTTBD to lead fight on East Coast fever with GALVmed support

Dr Nkhwachi Gondwe-Mphepo, acting director of African Union-Centre for Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases, Malawi, standing next to the lyophilising machine which is one of the pieces of equipment which the Centre has just received from GALVmed   For GALVmed and its partners one of the pressing priorities is to secure a sustainable source of quality-assured […]