Global Health Initiatives of the Allen School
The Washington State University Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health (Allen School) research is based on the fundamental understanding that human and animal health is inextricably linked. In some instances the connection is obvious, as is the case for zoonotic diseases where disease causing agents are transmitted directly from animals to humans. This linkage between animal and human health exists throughout the world, yet the impact is most significant in low resource populations. The Allen School is committed to addressing these challenges.
One of the unique aspects of the Allen School is its ability to extend its research work and apply its findings across the world. In Kenya, team members work with local communities and assist them with a variety of animal and human health related challenges. Our team is most known for its work in rabies elimination, antimicrobial resistance, and global disease surveillance.
Based in Nairobi, Global Health Kenya serves as a critical hub for research programs which allow faculty and students to discover direct connections between the health of domesticated animals, such as dogs in East Africa, and human populations. Interdisciplinary work also reveals indirect connections between vaccinated family cattle, reliability and profitability of family farms, and the creation of time and resources for children to pursue their educational growth.