Small ruminants are constantly threatened by diseases such as PPR and Sheep & Goat Pox (SGP). The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), estimates that 80% of the world’s 2 billion small ruminant population in Africa, the Middle East and Asia are threatened by PPR, while Sheep & Goat Pox has a mortality rate of 50% and equally presents significant losses for any livestock keeper.

GALVmed is working with Hester Biosciences to improve vaccination and help raise awareness about the two diseases and the need for routine vaccination through the GALVmed-Hester South Asia initiative.