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New chain of veterinary stores to be launched by key GALVmed partner

FARM-Africa, a key GALVmed partner, has just announced it has received funding to develop an innovative franchise model that will establish a chain of new veterinary stores in Kenya. The US$5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be used to establish at least 150 stores across Kenya which will provide quality, accessible and […]

UK Guardian newspaper links GALVmed to new vet store initiative

UK Guardian newspaper links GALVmed to new vet store initiative FARM-Africa’s plan to establish a nationwide chain of 150 veterinary stores across Kenya was featured in the UK Guardian’sglobal development feature on 21 January 2011. The article by Liz Ford suggests that the stores will “provide a nationwide infrastructure for the delivery of vaccines developed by GALVmed, a […]

South Asian advisors strengthen GALVmed in region

The first meeting of South Asia Regional Advisory Committee (SARAC) took place in late December 2010. The outcome of the meeting was a set of recommendations and observations, summarised below. Summary of the key points emerging from the SARAC meeting: •      There is a strong focus on animal health provided by governments throughout the region with some comprehensive […]

GALVmed workshop on the future of harmonisation of vaccine registration in Africa

GALVmed workshop on the future of harmonisation of vaccine registration in Africa            Information from a workshop held during the Africa regional seminar on veterinary products for OIE National Focal Points held in Johannesburg, 24 November 2010. GALVmed recently hosted a very successful workshop on the future of harmonisation for vaccine registration in Africa during […]

GALVmed gets good advice on sustainable delivery of vet products

GALVmed’s Global Access Advisory Committee held its inaugural meeting in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia, just outside Addis Ababa, on 19 and 20 January 2011. Last month GALVmed announced the members of the advisory committee . They are a group of independent advisors with expertise in pro-poor access issues pertaining to the sustainable delivery of livestock vaccines, diagnostics and […]

GALVmed’s February newsletter now available

The latest GALVmed newsletter can now be downloaded. Stuart Brown, GALVmed’s Communications Manager said: “Over 900 people currently enjoy the newsletter as a way of staying in touch with the wide range of exciting developments at GALVmed. Anyone not yet on the mailing is invited to contact us at newsletter@GALVmed.org.  In addition to the regular features, the next issue […]

GALVmed at the 1st International One Health Congress, Australia

GALVmed are heavily involved in the on-going 1st International One Health Congress being held in Melbourne, Australia from 14-16 February 2011.  As well as being a silver sponsor and having a stand in the exhibition space, CEO Steve Sloan is giving a presentation during the Globalisation session titled Leveraging One Health: Lessons from partnerships with international organisations, industry and the public sector. A copy of this […]

GALVmed shares ‘One Health’ message

ALVmed shared their One Health message with participants at the on-going 1st International One Health Congress, being held in Melbourne, Australia from 14-16 February 2011, through this eye-catching advert: GALVmed also placed a message in the congress programme, which reads: 700 million of the world’s poorest people rely on livestock for their survival. But livestock diseases and […]

GALVmed aims to help African farmers save $5 billion a year through African animal trypanosomosis initiative

Nairobi, Kenya, 19/05/2011 The Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) has unveiled an ambitious plan to empower African livestock keepers by facilitating the development of the tools they need to control a disease considered by Africa’s heads of state to be “…one of Africa’s greatest constraints to socio-economic development”. African animal trypanosomosis, also known as […]

Induction Workshop for Newcastle Disease pilot, Orissa, India, 9th and 10th March 2011, Bhubaneswar, INDIA

On Wednesday and Thursday the 9th and 10th of March the one and half day induction workshop organised by Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) took place at VOTI, Government of Orissa, Animal Resources Department. Notwithstanding that many officials were busy with closing the financial year 2010 – 2011; the organisers had the pleasure […]