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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 […]

GALVmed’s February newsletter now available

The latest GALVmed newsletter can now be downloaded. Stuart Brown, GALVmed’s Communications Manager said: “Over 900 people currently enjoy the newsletter as a way of staying in touch with the wide range of exciting developments at GALVmed. Anyone not yet on the mailing is invited to contact us at newsletter@GALVmed.org.  In addition to the regular features, the next issue […]

GALVmed at the 1st International One Health Congress, Australia

GALVmed are heavily involved in the on-going 1st International One Health Congress being held in Melbourne, Australia from 14-16 February 2011.  As well as being a silver sponsor and having a stand in the exhibition space, CEO Steve Sloan is giving a presentation during the Globalisation session titled Leveraging One Health: Lessons from partnerships with international organisations, industry and the public sector. A copy of this […]

GALVmed shares ‘One Health’ message

ALVmed shared their One Health message with participants at the on-going 1st International One Health Congress, being held in Melbourne, Australia from 14-16 February 2011, through this eye-catching advert: GALVmed also placed a message in the congress programme, which reads: 700 million of the world’s poorest people rely on livestock for their survival. But livestock diseases and […]

GALVmed aims to help African farmers save $5 billion a year through African animal trypanosomosis initiative

Nairobi, Kenya, 19/05/2011 The Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) has unveiled an ambitious plan to empower African livestock keepers by facilitating the development of the tools they need to control a disease considered by Africa’s heads of state to be “…one of Africa’s greatest constraints to socio-economic development”. African animal trypanosomosis, also known as […]

Induction Workshop for Newcastle Disease pilot, Orissa, India, 9th and 10th March 2011, Bhubaneswar, INDIA

On Wednesday and Thursday the 9th and 10th of March the one and half day induction workshop organised by Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) took place at VOTI, Government of Orissa, Animal Resources Department. Notwithstanding that many officials were busy with closing the financial year 2010 – 2011; the organisers had the pleasure […]

Impetus Strategy Paper highlights ways to improve livestock development in Africa

“All of us yearn for practical solutions to address the major cause of our continental poverty—an agricultural sector that has languished, but is now poised to be so much more productive and dynamic. We know that the path to prosperity in Africa begins at the fields of African farmers who, unlike farmers almost anywhere else, […]

Tryps Experts Combine Expertise

Back Row, from left to right: Tim Rowan (GALVmed Consultant), Philippe Buscher (Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Antwerpen), Stefan Magez (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Mike Witty (GALVmed Chair), Alasdair Swift (UK’s Department for International Develpoment [DFID]), Christine Clayton (Univ Heidelberg,Germany). Front Row, from left to right: Francis Oloo (Consultant), Baptiste Dungu (GALVmed), Robert Don (Discovery & […]

Street Theatre in Orissa Creating Vaccine Awareness

Traditional street theatre is being staged in Orissa, India to share key messages about the relevance to local communities of Newcastle Disease (known locally as Marudi), Peste de Petits Ruminants (PPR) and interventions available to tackle these diseases. PRADAN, the experienced implementing partner for GALVmed’s Newcastle Disease pilot project recognises street theatre as a culturally […]

The Kenyan Dream Initiative

GALVmed’s Kenyan Dream Initiative campaign is an innovative multi-media advocacy initiative which aims to challenge attitudes to livestock amongst both the nation’s young people and policymakers in an inclusive way. It builds on the finding from pre-campaign research that seven out of every ten Kenyans see livestock as a key to creating prosperous future livelihoods – or, […]