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Kenya’s animal health stakeholders form an association for veterinary input suppliers

Animal health stakeholders in Kenya have formed an association to promote proper use of animal health products, fair practice in the industry, conduct public awareness, and articulate and address their needs. Launched on 16th August 2019 at Serena Hotel, Nairobi, the Veterinary Input Suppliers Association of Kenya (VISAK) consists of manufacturers, formulators, importers, and distributors […]

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 […]

Request for proposal: Ghana/Nigeria upstream distribution initiative

We are currently seeking proposals from relevant organisations to set up a new enterprise that will establish an innovative, sustainable smallholder-focused animal health products distribution operation in Ghana, initially, with subsequent extension to Nigeria. For more information visit: Request for proposals for Ghana/Nigeria upstream distribution initiative.

Livestock and Veterinary Entrepreneurship Development (LiVE) Initiative to increase smallholder profitability

Hester Biosciences Limited through its Veterinary Social Business (VSB) division has recently launched a new initiative to support animal product technology to improve profitability for livestock entrepreneurs. The Livestock and Veterinary Entrepreneurship Development (LiVE) initiative aims to increase awareness of low-cost inputs such as silage and hay making, feed blocks and mineral blocks, as well […]

From critic to chief: Carolin Schumacher begins to shape GALVmed strategy for 2030

Last year, Dr Carolin Schumacher joined our team as the new Chief Executive. She recently sat down with industry magazine Animal Pharm to talk about her aspirations and  how she is steering GALVmed towards providing better livestock health services to smallholder farmers. Read more on this insightful interview.  

GALVmed and Hester Biosciences conduct veterinary awareness week

To commemorate the 2019 World Veterinary Day whose theme was the Value of Vaccination, the Veterinary Social Business (VSB) division of Hester Biosciences Limited, a GALVmed partner in South Asia, recently conducted a weeklong livestock vaccination campaign. The seven-day campaign was an innovative awareness activity on the value of livestock vaccination. The campaign targeted all […]

African Vaccinology Network (AfVANET) Launched

Inaugural scientific workshop held from 19-20 March 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya During the Keystone Symposia in Cape Town (2016) African scientists set the base for establishing the African Vaccinology Network (AfVANET) as a forum for African scientists to take greater part in establishing priorities for vaccine development for emerging and re-emerging human and veterinary diseases […]

Hester launches production plant in Nepal

GALVmed partner, Hester Biosciences Ltd, has officially launched its animal health manufacturing plant in Nepal. The facility is expected to boost Hester’s role in providing animal health products to smallholder farmers in Nepal. GALVmed is currently in a partnership with Hester to develop a smallholder-focused animal health distribution network in Nepal and in the Indian […]

Reflections and new beginnings- A message from our CEO

Warm greetings and best wishes for a successful and prosperous 2019! While the New Year is still young, I would like to share with you some of the key moments for GALVmed in 2018 and update you on our plans for 2019. 2018 was a year rich in events at GALVmed. It marked the start […]

GALVmed, Hester and Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society sign MoU to accelerate delivery of livestock products

GALVmed, with its partner Hester Bioscience Limited has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (BRLPS) to accelerate vaccination of livestock against Peste des Petit Ruminants (PPR) and Newcastle Disease in the State of Bihar, India. GALVmed and Hester are currently working to develop a reliable and sustainable supply […]

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