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Healthy chickens give Babita the chance to stop breaking rocks for a living…

To celebrate International Women’s Day GALVmed is sharing the story of one of the women who has benefited from its Newcastle disease control pilot project in Nepal. From breaking rocks for a living, Babita is now building up her livelihood increasingly based on her poultry. Over the next five years GALVmed’s partners aim to vaccinate […]

E-discussion for the Impetus Strategy paper

The e-discussion provides an opportunity for livestock experts to give their opinion about the ideas contained in the Impetus Strategy paper and strengthen it as it is presented to various events across the continent. In June 2012 GALVmed will release a complementary economic analysis of Africa’s livestock sector.

GALVmed’s new interim CEO

Steve Sloan’s last official function as GALVmed CEO was on 1 December 2011 when he attended the commissioning event for the equipment and facilities provided to the National Veterinary Institute, Ethiopia under the VACNADA programme. The process for recruiting Steve’s successor is currently underway. Meanwhile an Interim CEO has been appointed – Professor Peter Wells. […]

CEO, Steve Sloan’s Blog: September 2011

GALVmed CEO, writes: When in 2006 I started to work on a new business plan with the GALVmed chair, Dr Mike Witty, and Dr Sam Thevasagayam (the then R&D director) I knew that our plan was audacious.  GALVmed was setting out to facilitate a global alliance across public, private, academic and voluntary sectors.  At this […]

Maasai meet HRH The Princess Royal to highlight importance of livestock as a lifeline for millions

Members of the Maasai community from northern Tanzania have met HRH The Princess Royal after arriving in Scotland on Sunday. The Maasai are on a week-long visit to raise awareness about preventable livestock diseases that threaten the livelihoods of their community. The visit was arranged by Scotland-based charity, GALVmed (Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines), […]

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – GALVmed’s response

Taking stock in his message on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 October 2007) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the uneven progress being made towards the achievement by 2015 of the Millennium Development Goals. While the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day has fallen since the adoption […]