The purpose of this document is to provide guidance and direction in GALVmed’s activities in South Asia in order to achieve GALVmed’s mission as articulated in GALVmed’s vision and mission and in GALVmed’s Business Plan (2011–2017). GALVmed will concentrate its operations in five countries in South Asia: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan. The priority diseases in South Asia are Newcastle Disease, Peste des Petits Ruminants, Porcine Cysticercosis, Brucellosis (with focus on small ruminants) and Classical Swine Fever. Cross-species helminthiasis is also identified as an important constraint to livestock health and productivity. These will form the priority diseases for GALVmed for this region.
Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed). Livestock Health Product Development and Service Delivery. South Asia Strategy 2012-2017. Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed), Edinburgh, UK (2012) 40 pp.