Home News General GALVmed shares April 2012 newsletter

Hameed Nuru, GALVmed senior director policy and advocacy, said, “This month we have another packed newsletter to bring our friends and partners up to date with our current work and our future plans.

In this issue we share the good news of our renewed grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK Government. This has enabled an exciting and ambitious business plan to be drawn up and the newsletter sets out some of the key points of the plan.

Our newsletter is now received by more than 2,000 subscribers. The web news stories and all the articles from the newsletters can now also be viewed in the activities section of our website, organized by theme.

So, if you visit the News & Resources section of this website you can see either the complete newsletters – such as the February issue which was devoted to the VACNADA project, or you can find all our past stories under the appropriate theme in the activities section. We hope this will make it easier for you to follow what we are doing on-line.

This month we also congratulate Shujaaz, our partner in the advocacy campaign the Kenyan Dream Initiative, on their victory at the digital Emmy awards on 1 April 2012.”

Articles in the April 2012 issue are:

  • GALVmed’s business plans and funding explained
  • Augmenting the livestock evidence-base
  • CBPP experts meet in Nairobi to discuss antimicrobial treatment
  • Experts agree strategic stock of Rift Valley fever vaccine is feasible
  • East Coast fever (ECF) vaccine approved for use in Kenyan dairy cattle
  • Regional ECF Infection and Treatment Method Task Force fulfils its purpose and is dissolved
  • 99% of Kenya dairy farmers want new ECF vaccine
  • Award-winning researchers aim to develop new tryps drugs and diagnostics
  • Harmonisation of vaccine registration
  • The Re:Searchinitiative opens up new leads for the GALVmed
  • GALVmed celebrates International Women’s Day
  • High level meetings in India and Nepal help cement GALVmed’s South Asia strategy
  • GALVmed meets the veterinary sector in India
  • Newsletter circulation exceeds 2,000 subscribers
  • Team changes: New appointments (Simiyu Gaitano, working on monitoring and evaluation and Mame Diouf, joining the animal African trypanosomosis team) GALVmed says goodbye to Randip Basra and Charlotte Nkuna.
  • Last Word… interim CEO Peter Wells talks about his role at this time of change, how the private sector is essential for sustainable delivery and the need for increased focus and prioritisation.