Dear PPR GEP Supporters and Members of the PPR GREN
I am pleased to inform you that the next talk in our PPR Stakeholder Series will be given by GALVmed on January 13th, 2023, 11:00-12:00 CET.
A registration link will be sent closer to the time, but we hope you can block this date in your calendars in order to join us then.
Title: New Vaccine and Market Development for Small Ruminant Vaccines at GALVmed
Authors: Steve Wilson, Gwynneth Clay, Enrique Hernandez-Pando, Carolin Schumacher
Summary: Sheep and goat populations around the world have been steadily growing and represent an increasingly important agricultural asset, particularly for the rural population in low- and middle-income countries. Despite this trend, animal health products, especially vaccines for small ruminants, are largely missing from animal health product portfolios available to small-scale livestock producers in Africa and South Asia. GALVmed has been working with commercial partners to fill these gaps and to provide to the market new mono- and multivalent vaccines addressing Brucella melitensis, CCPP, SGP and PPR. We will provide an update on ongoing vaccine development work and elaborate on the barriers to market that companies encounter when attempting to provide comprehensive solutions to assist small-scale livestock producers in managing small ruminant health in LMICs.
Camilla, on behalf of the PPR Secretariat
On January 22, the AgResults Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Vaccine Challenge Project, which uses a prize competition to support the development and uptake of high-quality FMD vaccines tailored for Eastern Africa, officially launched. Two launch events took place during the EuFMD Global Vaccine Security Meeting and brought together stakeholders from the animal health industry to recognize the project’s potential.
Held at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters in Rome, a daytime session included presentations from the Pirbright Institute, AgResults, and GALVmed about the project’s goals and approach. In attendance were animal health companies from around the world interested in participating in the competition and developing new FMD vaccines. After the presentations, potential competitors had a chance to ask questions and learn more about the prize structure and timeline.
The International Goat Association promotes goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.