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GALVmed board strengthened!

Steve Sloan, Chief Executive of GALVmed, said: “We are pleased to be welcoming Dr Shadrack Moephuli back to the GALVmed board, after a period away, and to be joined by Dr Lindiwe Sibanda.  They will be a great asset and they will strengthen the governance and advisory body. As we take on new priorities and extend […]

Global alliance of advisors – GALVmed recruits 39 advisors drawn from 20 countries

Next week sees the first meeting of the Global Access Advisory Committee.  This is the final piece of the jigsaw in GALVmed’s advisory structure, complementing the Regional Advisory Committee (South Asia) and the Expert Scientific Advisory Committee.  So far 39 advisors have been recruited working out of 20 different countries and with diverse backgrounds and experiences.    CEO […]

Innovative New Year greeting card combined with ‘mini annual report’

Innovative New Year greeting card combined with ‘mini annual report’ Many organisations send out Christmas or New Year greeting cards to their friends and partners. This year GALVmed opted to send a New Year card with a difference. Inside the card, in addition to a conventional greeting, is a list of GALVmed’s top 10 achievements […]

GALVmed strengthens management team

During 2010 GALVmed underwent a period of rapid growth. This saw it evolve from a small start-up that had been highly successful in raising funds to emerging as a major player in the international livestock health field. Real progress was made towards its long-term goal of making available a number of new animal health products […]

African Union-CTTBD to lead fight on East Coast fever with GALVmed support

Dr Nkhwachi Gondwe-Mphepo, acting director of African Union-Centre for Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases, Malawi, standing next to the lyophilising machine which is one of the pieces of equipment which the Centre has just received from GALVmed   For GALVmed and its partners one of the pressing priorities is to secure a sustainable source of quality-assured […]

New chain of veterinary stores to be launched by key GALVmed partner

FARM-Africa, a key GALVmed partner, has just announced it has received funding to develop an innovative franchise model that will establish a chain of new veterinary stores in Kenya. The US$5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be used to establish at least 150 stores across Kenya which will provide quality, accessible and […]

UK Guardian newspaper links GALVmed to new vet store initiative

UK Guardian newspaper links GALVmed to new vet store initiative FARM-Africa’s plan to establish a nationwide chain of 150 veterinary stores across Kenya was featured in the UK Guardian’sglobal development feature on 21 January 2011. The article by Liz Ford suggests that the stores will “provide a nationwide infrastructure for the delivery of vaccines developed by GALVmed, a […]

South Asian advisors strengthen GALVmed in region

The first meeting of South Asia Regional Advisory Committee (SARAC) took place in late December 2010. The outcome of the meeting was a set of recommendations and observations, summarised below. Summary of the key points emerging from the SARAC meeting: •      There is a strong focus on animal health provided by governments throughout the region with some comprehensive […]

GALVmed workshop on the future of harmonisation of vaccine registration in Africa

GALVmed workshop on the future of harmonisation of vaccine registration in Africa            Information from a workshop held during the Africa regional seminar on veterinary products for OIE National Focal Points held in Johannesburg, 24 November 2010. GALVmed recently hosted a very successful workshop on the future of harmonisation for vaccine registration in Africa during […]

GALVmed gets good advice on sustainable delivery of vet products

GALVmed’s Global Access Advisory Committee held its inaugural meeting in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia, just outside Addis Ababa, on 19 and 20 January 2011. Last month GALVmed announced the members of the advisory committee . They are a group of independent advisors with expertise in pro-poor access issues pertaining to the sustainable delivery of livestock vaccines, diagnostics and […]