Home News General Public-private partnership created to support poultry and small ruminants’ vaccine provision in Jharkhand, India

GALVmed is collaborating with commercial animal health company, Hester Biosciences Limited and the Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS) to extend poultry and small ruminant vaccination and health care services in remote areas of Jharkhand, India.

This vaccine delivery collaboration is a first of its kind for a public-private partnership in India. Under this agreement, Hester will search for opportunities to establish an innovative business model of customised livestock health products for poor livestock keepers. JSLPS will provide vaccinators who will use the thermo-tolerant Newcastle Disease vaccination for backyard poultry, the Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) vaccine for small ruminants and other animal health care products. GALVmed will assist JSLPS in the training of vaccinators and will pass on its experience of establishing a supply chain of the ND vaccine in Jharkhand.

This project began on 1st January 2016 and will continue to 30th June 2017. JSLPS is an independent and autonomous society of the Rural Development Department, Government of Jharkhand, India that implements poverty reduction strategies, pro-poor schemes and programmes. Hester Biosciences Ltd. produces the LaSota thermo-tolerant Newcastle Disease vaccine.

Photo caption: Raj Gera, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Hester Biosciences Ltd.; Rajiv Gandhi, CEO & Managing Director of Hester Biosciences Ltd.; Peter Jeffries, CEO of GALVmed, Abdallah Twahir, Director of Market Development and Access at GALVmed; Rahul Srivastava, Marketing Officer for South Asia at GALVmed.