New blood test developed to tackle major livestock disease in Africa

(9th September 2016) The University of Dundee and the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) have partnered to develop a simple and effective device that tests for a cattle disease that is endemic in 40 African countries and accounts for up to a 50 percent loss in milk and meat production in the continent. The […]

First ever licensed vaccine against major cause of epilepsy in developing world

Vaccine will protect against the fourth highest foodborne hazard ranked by WHO, which causes approximately 30% of epilepsy cases in humans in the developing world. (20/07/2016) – An innovative vaccine technology developed by Professor Marshall Lightowlers at the University of Melbourne has become the first licensed vaccine for the zoonotic pig disease porcine cysticercosis. Neurocysticercosis […]

The role of para-professionals in the delivery of veterinary services in Africa

(9th October 2015) Efficient surveillance, early detection and rapid response to animal disease outbreaks are key steps for maintaining animal health, protecting human health and securing the income of poor rural populations. To further discuss these key steps, a conference will gather representatives of the African veterinarian authorities, veterinary para-professional associations and federations to strengthen […]

UK Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Mark Walport, to visit Nairobi and UK-funded science and research projects

(13th July 2015) The UK government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Mark Walport, will be visiting Nairobi from 14-15 July, 2015,with the aim of fostering closer UK-Kenya linkages on Higher education and research, and seeing the impact of UK-funded research in Kenya. His visit comes at a time when the Kenyan government has committed new investment for […]

Scottish Minister for Europe & International Development engages in talks on African and South Asian livestock vaccines with Scottish-based international charity

(13th May 2015) Humza Yousaf MSP, Scottish Minister for Europe and International Development, visited Scottish-based NGO, GALVmed, on 13 May to meet with the charity that makes livestock vaccines available to poor livestock keepers in Africa and South Asia. Mr Yousaf met with GALVmed representatives to learn more about the charity’s various projects and its […]

New Delhi meeting to discuss Newcastle Disease vaccines & learning opportunities in South Asia & Africa

  (10th March 2015) Newcastle Disease (ND) is a deadly, contagious disease that kills many backyard poultry in South Asia and Africa.However, there is an inexpensive vaccine available to livestock keepers in South Asia and Africa. GALVmed, the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines, and its various partners in South Asia and Africa work to raise […]

International Conference to address viral disease that kills millions of goats and sheep

(28 November 2014) Delegates from around the world will be meeting to discuss the challenges and opportunities for controlling a deadly viral disease that kills small animals, particularly goats and sheep. Known with its scientific name as the Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) this disease is currently a threat to nearly 135 million goats and 65 million […]

2014 William Hunting Award honours development of a low-cost, heat-stable Newcastle Disease vaccine tablet

(29th October 2014) The 2014 William Hunting award was recently presented to a cadre of scientists for their crucial work in developing a low-cost, heat-stable vaccine tablet formulation for Newcastle disease, one of the biggest threats to rural poultry globally. The peer-reviewed Veterinary Record journal of the British Veterinary Association presents the Hunting Award annually to a […]

Edinburgh-based livestock vaccine charity, GALVmed, shares progress with key donor

(30th July 2014) The co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr Bill Gates yesterday visited UK charity, GALVmed (the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines) in Edinburgh to discuss progress in the development of livestock vaccines and medicines for some of the 900 million people who rely on livestock to pay for their […]

GALVmed and Arecor Collaborate to Pursue New Vaccine Formulations for Developing World Livestock

(23 June 2014) New vaccine formulations to combat two major diseases of livestock in the developing world are to be pursued through a partnership between livestock medicines charity, GALVmed and the biotechnology company, Arecor Limited. Cambridge-based Arecor, which specialises in the discovery and development of advanced liquid formulations of biologics, is set to collaborate with […]