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Interim CEO

Interim CEO Steve Sloan’s last official function as GALVmed CEO was on 1 December 2011 when he attended the commissioning event for the equipment and facilities provided to the National Veterinary Institute, Ethiopia under the VACNADA programme. The process for recruiting Steve’s successor is currently underway. Meanwhile an Interim CEO has been appointed – Professor […]

Facilitating the registration and commercialisation of ECF vaccine

As part of its strategy to promote affordable vaccines and pharmaceutical products to poor livestock keepers, GALVmed is to be part of a task force led by AU/IBAR to facilitate the registration and commercialisation of the Muguga Cocktail (MC) vaccine for East Coast fever. In partnership with representatives from AU/IBAR, PANVAC, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and […]

UNDP-EMRC AgriBusiness Forum

This year, the UNDP-EMRC AgriBusiness Forum will focus on “Engaging the Private Sector for Africa’s Agri-Food Growth”, following the recent international policies focusing on ensuring inclusive agricultural strategies. The success of Africa depends on the success of its private sector, and EMRC encourages the international community of entrepreneurs, donors, financiers, civil society and officials to become fully involved […]

Street Theatre in Orissa Creating Vaccine Awareness

Traditional street theatre is being staged in Orissa, India to share key messages about the relevance to local communities of Newcastle Disease (known locally as Marudi), Peste de Petits Ruminants (PPR) and interventions available to tackle these diseases. PRADAN, the experienced implementing partner for GALVmed’s Newcastle Disease pilot project recognises street theatre as a culturally […]

Tryps Experts Combine Expertise

Back Row, from left to right: Tim Rowan (GALVmed Consultant), Philippe Buscher (Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Antwerpen), Stefan Magez (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Mike Witty (GALVmed Chair), Alasdair Swift (UK’s Department for International Develpoment [DFID]), Christine Clayton (Univ Heidelberg,Germany). Front Row, from left to right: Francis Oloo (Consultant), Baptiste Dungu (GALVmed), Robert Don (Discovery & […]

GALVmed – capacity-building in East Africa

Senior veterinary scientists and vaccine technicians in East Africa have benefitted from two innovative ‘best practice’ training courses run by GALVmed. The two-day events were held as part of the preparations for Newcastle Disease vaccine trials sponsored by the organisation, and will play an important role in promoting the development of accessible, affordable animal vaccines […]

Donors pledge US$28 million to GALVmed

GALVmed is delighted to announce it is to receive substantial funding from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The US$28 million grant over the next three years will be used to develop systems to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment for a range of leading livestock diseases in […]

Healthy chickens give Babita the chance to stop breaking rocks for a living…

To celebrate International Women’s Day GALVmed is sharing the story of one of the women who has benefited from its Newcastle disease control pilot project in Nepal. From breaking rocks for a living, Babita is now building up her livelihood increasingly based on her poultry. Over the next five years GALVmed’s partners aim to vaccinate […]

E-discussion for the Impetus Strategy paper

The e-discussion provides an opportunity for livestock experts to give their opinion about the ideas contained in the Impetus Strategy paper and strengthen it as it is presented to various events across the continent. In June 2012 GALVmed will release a complementary economic analysis of Africa’s livestock sector.

GALVmed’s new interim CEO

Steve Sloan’s last official function as GALVmed CEO was on 1 December 2011 when he attended the commissioning event for the equipment and facilities provided to the National Veterinary Institute, Ethiopia under the VACNADA programme. The process for recruiting Steve’s successor is currently underway. Meanwhile an Interim CEO has been appointed – Professor Peter Wells. […]