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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 […]

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 & […]

GALVmed – capacity-building in East Africa

Senior veterinary scientists and vaccine technicians in East Africa have benefitted from two innovative ‘best practice’ training courses run by GALVmed. The two-day events were held as part of the preparations for Newcastle Disease vaccine trials sponsored by the organisation, and will play an important role in promoting the development of accessible, affordable animal vaccines […]

Donors pledge US$28 million to GALVmed

GALVmed is delighted to announce it is to receive substantial funding from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The US$28 million grant over the next three years will be used to develop systems to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment for a range of leading livestock diseases in […]

Hungry Farmers: the root causes

Politicians must do more to understand the complexities of agriculture before making decisions that affect farmers in poor countries, according to a recent international conference. The call was made at the recent meeting “Hungry Farmers: the root causes” organised by VETAID, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Other recommendations included the European Union ensuring its trade rules do […]

Mali Lab gets boost to produce quality animal vaccines

Lab gets boost to produce quality animal vaccines The Honorable Minister of Livestock & Fisheries, H E Dr Bocary TRETA, today officially commissioned new equipment and facilities at the animal vaccine production laboratory of the Laboratoire Central Veterinaire (LCV), Bamako. LCV, Bamako is one of eight labs across Africa that have benefited from a €6.9 […]

Request for Proposals (RFP): Quality control analysis of veterinary trypanocides laboratories in Africa

GALVmed invites proposals to enable two Quality Control Laboratories in Africa (one for Eastern and Southern Africa, and one for Western and Central Africa) to carry out quality control analysis of veterinary trypanocides.

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. […]