GALVmed is the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines and our Mission is to make a real difference to the livelihoods of resource-poor livestock keepers by facilitating provision of animal health tools, within a sustainable economic framework.  We protect livestock and improve human lives by making livestock vaccines, diagnostics & medicines accessible and affordable to the millions of those who rely on livestock as a lifeline.


What is GALVmed?

A Livestock health Product development & adoption Partnership organisation

A not-for-profit Public-Private Partnership – registered charity

Pro-poor focused: working with key partners to make a sustainable difference in access to animal health products for poor livestock keepers

Currently supported by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with projects having been funded by the European Commission.

What does GALVmed do?

We make available and facilitate adoption of livestock health products by poor livestock keepers. We do this by:

Intervention in all necessary links of the value chain including:

  • Product development, registration, manufacture, distribution, commercialisation and delivery to the end user.
  • Building capacity (upstream and downstream).
  • Market development and adoption by creation of sustainable value chains.
  • Understanding and influencing policy to enable the above.
  • Advocating for livestock as a route out of poverty.

Where is GALVmed’s Focus?

Wherever the weak links are in the product development and distribution value chain.

How do we do this?

We achieve our aims by:

  • Catalysing (stimulating) interactions with and between others.
  • Facilitating and supporting.
  • Forming partnerships (e.g. Vets, governments, policy makers, NGOs etc.).
  • Employing consultants.

Purpose of GALVmed:

Protecting Livestock – Improving Human Lives.

Vision of GALVmed:

Better livestock health contributing to a transformational improvement in the livelihoods of poor livestock keepers.


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