Public-private partnership brings the benefit of livestock vaccines to small-holder farmers in Jharkhand, India
GALVmed is proud to have brokered a first of its kind public-private partnership between Hester Biosciences Limited, an Indian commercial animal health company, Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS), an independent and autonomous society of the Government of Jharkhand, India. Hester Biosciences will produce LaSota, a thermo-tolerant Newcastle Disease vaccine and will establish an innovative business model to deliver customised livestock health products for small-holder livestock keepers. This unique model sees a commercial company establishing a market in the small-holder sector, which is conventionally ignored by the livestock industry. Partnership with JSLPS will be critical in delivery of the vaccine and in establishing a sustainable delivery model.