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“LastMile” – improving through digital

Nairobi, Kenya, June 4, 2020 With the new mobile app, the “LastMile” team can now better manage day-to-day activities and support farmers, retailers and veterinarians more effectively   The “LastMile” initiative is an integrated, solutions-driven program seeking to address crucial animal health challenges by making animal medical resources available in hard-to-reach areas. The initiative targets […]

GALVmed announces three new projects to accelerate animal healthcare in West Africa

Edinburgh, UK, May 28, 2020 – The Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) has announced partnerships with three animal health companies in West Africa in a bid to accelerate improved availability of animal health medicines and vaccines to smallholder farmers in the region. The three new partners are Cowtribe, LAPROVET and Afrivet.Livestock disease remains […]

New AgResults Project to Encourage FMD Vaccine Development and Uptake in Eastern Africa

On January 22, the AgResults Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Vaccine Challenge Project, which uses a prize competition to support the development and uptake of high-quality FMD vaccines tailored for Eastern Africa, officially launched. Two launch events took place during the EuFMD Global Vaccine Security Meeting and brought together stakeholders from the animal health industry […]

GALVmed to manage multimillion-dollar AgResults Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Vaccine Challenge Project

Competition aims to encourage the development and uptake of an improved vaccine for Eastern Africa  EDINBURGH, UK, 21 August 2019 – The Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) is pleased to announce that, following a competitive bidding, it has been selected as the Project Manager for the AgResults Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Vaccine […]

Boehringer Ingelheim launches ‘LastMile’ initiative to address major barriers in animal healthcare sector in Sub-Saharan Africa

The initiative is established by Boehringer Ingelheim and supported by GALVmed Nairobi, Kenya – 4 July 2018– Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, announced today the launch of the ‘LastMile Initiative’, an integrated, solutions-driven program that seeks to address crucial animal health challenges by creating consistent availability of animal medical resources in […]

East African countries register first veterinary product under new Mutual Recognition Procedures

Arusha, 1st October 2018 – The first licences for a veterinary vaccine submitted for registration under the East African Community’s Mutual Recognition Procedure (MRP) have been issued. Obtaining approval to place veterinary medicines on the market requires a marketing authorisation (licence) from the National Regulatory Authority in each country where the product is to be […]

GALVmed gets a new Chief Executive

(10 August 2018, Edinburgh, UK)-The Board of GALVmed is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Carolin Schumacher as the new Chief Executive Officer of GALVmed. Carolin was appointed following a rigorous and open recruitment process from a pool of promising candidates. Dr. Peter Jeffries, current Chief Executive of GALVmed since 2013, announced in April […]

International vaccine development competition extends reach to contributory organisations

EDINBURGH, UK, February 21, 2018 – As the global US $30m Brucellosis Vaccine Prize competition enters its second phase, organisers are calling on commercial and academic organisations to join forces in order to progress towards the four available Milestone 2 prizes of US $1m. The second phase of the competition will require applicants to satisfy […]

Bill Gates visits Edinburgh to showcase British excellence in research and development and Announces new $40 million investment in GALVmed to boost British livestock research for world’s poorest people

26 January, 2018, Edinburgh, U.K.: Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will today visit the University of Edinburgh with the Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt, to showcase British excellence in research and development aimed at finding solutions to the toughest challenges facing livestock farmers. They will meet scientists […]

GALVmed partner Arecor announces successful vaccine stabilising formulation technology to combat two major livestock diseases in the developing world

Arecor and its partner, non-profit company, Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed), have successfully stabilised liquid formulations of vaccines to combat two major diseases of livestock across the developing world including Africa, Asia and the Middle East In this work, the ArestatTM technology has been applied to enable a vaccine to be distributed pre-prepared […]

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