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The Centre for Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases in Malawi is launched

 

New state-of-the-art Centre produces the 'one shot for life' East Coast Fever vaccine that will be distributed in up to 11 countries in Eastern and Central Africa

 

A host of dignitaries and other invited guests gathered in Malawi, Lilongwe on December 5, 2014 to witness the  launch of the  of the newly refurbished African Union - Centre for Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases (CTTBD). GALVmed has supported CTTBD to ensure quality assured vaccine production and research leading to sustainable production of the ECF Muguga cocktail vaccine and potentially vaccines for other tick-borne diseases.

View the CTTBD event highlights here
CTTBD Twitter page
CTTBD Twitter page
CTTBD website
CTTBD website
International conference on Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR)

GALVmed was one of the supporters of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) conference held November 28-29, 2014 in New Delhi, India. One of the main objectives of the  conference was to facilitate the preparation of a national strategy and action plan for addressing this deadly disease  that affect nearly 135 million goats and 65 million sheep in India alone.
Read our South Asia report on policy, regulatory & administrative framework for delivery of livestock health products and services
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By Dr. Michael Witty, GALVmed Consultant

Exploring new partnerships and business potential for vaccination against Newcastle Disease in Kenya 
By Rahul Srivastava and Samuel Adediran
GALVmed welcomes new staff

Rabo Busang joined us in Edinburgh as the Contracts and Intellectual Assets Manager.  

Claudia Cordel, our Swine Project Manager, joined our Research and Development Department and will be based in South Africa.

Learn more about our new staff.
100,000 households to benefit from new Newcastle Disease vaccination partnership launched in India

GALVmed has partnered with Heifer International once again to bring the Newcastle Disease vaccination to 100,000 households in the Mayurbhanj district of Orissa, India.

Read more about this exciting project here.

News from partners


The UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network is hosting the 1st Veterinary Vaccinology Network Conference in the UK. The conference will discuss vaccine advancement and will provide a forum for innovative vaccine research. The conference will be held on the 16-17 February 2015. Find out more here.

The UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network was recently created to draw together major UK research players to enhance the uptake of new technologies to design, develop and deliver safe and effective next-generation vaccines against new and re-emerging diseases.

Read more.
Here is a collection of some of the recent articles that highlight our work in Africa and south Asia. 


December 2014

Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) report on the Centre for Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases Launch” Audio clip originally aired on 8 December 2014 via MBC

Malawi to manufacture one-shot East Coast fever vaccine” on the Animal Pharm website

Malawi launches East Coast fever vaccine” on The Nation website

Centre launches to fight East Coast fever disease” on MRCVSonline website

November 2014

East Coast fever vaccine can save livestock keepers a lot of headache and money” on Standard Media website

Africa urged to set up drug regulatory bodies to curb counterfeit drugson Coastweek.com via Xinhau

Visit of Bill Gates to discuss progress in development of livestock vaccines” in Moredun Magazine

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