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TribeCo receives six million poultry vaccine doses from Ceva

TribeCo, GALVmed’s animal distribution partner in Ghana, recently took possession of six million doses of various poultry vaccines from veterinary health company Ceva Santé Animale. The consignment, which was delivered in early December 2021 is part of Tribecovet’s strategy to source livestock and poultry vaccines and medicines directly from manufacturers, to increase its profitability and […]

Our health systems won’t prevent pandemics, unless G20 invest in animal health

An open letter to G20 leaders from the Action for Animal Health coalition.   Even before the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on our lives, diseases from animals were causing 2.7 million human deaths a year. Over 75% of new human infectious diseases emerge from animals, with zoonotic diseases affecting over 2 billion people. Over the last decade, zoonotic diseases […]

Parasite insight could help treat livestock infection

Fresh understanding of a cattle bug offers potential to design novel drug interventions for a devastating condition 21/07/2021 – Insights into a parasite that kills 3 million livestock each year could underpin the development of much-needed new treatments for infection. Researchers have gained understanding of the parasite that causes animal African trypanosome (AAT) infection, the […]

Appointment of new Senior Director of Research & Development

  GALVmed is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Johnson Ouma as the new Senior Director of Research & Development, effective October 11, 2021. Dr Ouma is a Kenyan research & development professional with over 25 years’ experience in animal health and agricultural research & product development.  He joins GALVmed from the Africa Technical […]

A new animal health platform to generate products and transform animal health services for low- and middle-income countries

Nairobi, 22nd June 2021 – Improving the productivity of farm animals can lead to sustainable increases in livestock production in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and contribute to addressing the Sustainable Development Goal 2, to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. However, this depends heavily on the farmers’ access […]

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 […]

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