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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. […]

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 […]