Global Alliance Livestock Vet Medicine (GALVmed) - One Health Commission

Global Alliance Livestock Vet Medicine (GALVmed)

Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines

(GALVmed)

 

Protecting Livestock – Saving Human Life

 

Description

 

GALVmed is a not-for-profit global alliance of public, private, and government

partners that protects livestock and human lives and livelihoods by making

livestock vaccines, diagnostics, and medicines accessible and affordable in

developing countries where livestock is a lifeline for millions of people.

GALVmed raises awareness about the links between livestock health, economic

development, and human health and supports research and development to

advance innovation in vaccines, pharmaceutical and diagnostic products.

GALVmed focuses on 13 key diseases (broken into four categories: avian,

swine, small ruminant and cattle diseases with some overlap) that are most

relevant to poverty reduction in target areas.

 

Purpose

 

GALVmed's mission is to protect livestock and save human lives. GALVmed

seeks to play a major role in poverty reduction and livelihood enhancement

through livestock intervention by 2015, in support of the Millennium

Development Goals (see references in appendices).

http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/bkgd.shtml

 

Scope International – Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Asia and potentially South

America.

 

Primary Funders

 

GALVmed is currently funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the

UK Department for International Development (DFID).

 

Participants & Key Collaborators

 

Key collaborators include agricultural non-governmental organizations

(NGOs), health and development agencies, pharmaceutical companies,

investors and donors, transnational authorities, governments, regulatory

authorities, civil society organizations, international research institutes,

universities and other research organizations, and most critically the people that

GALVmed aims to benefit

.

 

Definition of One Health

 

GALVmed shares their One Health message by highlighting the connection

between livestock and healthy people. 700 million of the world's poorest

people rely on livestock for their survival. Healthier livestock can provide a

pathway out of poverty, enhance food security, and make farming families

healthier.

 

Monitoring & Evaluation Strategy

 

GALVmed appointed a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) specialist in 2011 to

design an M&E system and to help build the internal capacity to make it work.

Outputs from this work include the production of a monitoring and evaluation

readiness assessment report; reports (including key performance indicators) on

social economic impact and gender and other metrics; a detailed data collection

timeline; and an indicator protocol.

 

Sources of Information

 

GALVmed Website: http://galvmed.org/

Contact GALVmed, UK office

info@galvmed.org

 

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