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PREVENT project to boost prospects for 150,000 backyard poultry producers in Africa

With Africa’s population set to double, new technologies, including improved poultry vaccination, will be necessary to provide enough affordable, quality protein. Libourne, 7th April 2021 – An ambitious new 4-year project aims to help 150,000 small-scale poultry producers in Africa to become more productive and efficient by building their businesses and overall sustainability. The PREVENT […]

Letter from our CEO: Carolin Schumacher reflects on the challenges of 2020

2020 was a year marked by unprecedented disruptions as most of us dealt with the effects of COVID-19-associated health concerns, lockdown restrictions and economic disruption. While the Pandemic caused delays to some of GALVmed’s field work, our team and partners adapted their ways of working and demonstrated remarkable organisational resilience in the face of great […]

“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 […]

Vaccination against Newcastle Disease increases productivity in chickens

An analysis of the impact of Newcastle Disease vaccination in Uganda has demonstrated substantial effect on chicken flock production. Whilst several studies have demonstrated the clear beneficial impact that vaccinating against Newcastle Disease (ND) can have on reducing the frequency and severity of ND outbreaks in poultry, this new study goes one step further and […]

COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

GALVmed is keeping a close watch on the COVID-19 situation across the world and is adopting precautionary measures in line with government guidance.  GALVmed staff have been instructed to follow regional advice and work from home in keeping with local government recommendations.  GALVmed is also cancelling all business travel and face-to-face meetings until further notice.  […]

New OIE publication on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) features initiative supported by GALVmed

The World Organisation for Animal Health has published a new document about ”Public-Private Partnerships and perspectives in the veterinary domain”. The OIE Panorama listed LastMile, an initiative supported by GALVmed, as a success story about public-private partnerships in the industry. The LastMile Initiative is a collaborative PPP between Veterinary Services and the private sector in […]

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 […]

3rd International Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference in Vietnam

The third International Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference was meant to take place in Hanoi, Vietnam, on the 16th – 18th of March 2020, however, it has been postponed until later in 2020, due to the uncertainty of the short-term situation with regards to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. New dates will be confirmed soon by IVVN. […]

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 […]

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