WSU Global Health - Kenya

Allen School Kenya

Global Health - Kenya

WSU Global Health - Kenya represents the public health mission of Washington State University in the Republic of Kenya, a One Health mission that links human health with the health of animals and the environment. The vision of Washington State University Global Health is to promote equity in health and opportunity for all people. Its mission is to provide innovative solutions to global health challenges through research, education, global outreach, and application of disease control at the interfaces of animals, humans, and the shared environment.  

Realizing this mission in East Africa requires continuity of commitment that transcends any single grant or contract, and listens, engages, and acts in collaboration with academic and governmental and non-governmental institutions. WSU Global Health-Kenya represents this commitment, specifically in Kenya and broadly in East Africa.


Kenya Team

Our Team

We are very proud of the team that supports the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health. Our team of acclaimed scholars, exceptional administrative staff, and dedicated graduate students are making outstanding contributions to the health of animals and people worldwide. The unique aspect of the Global Health Kenya work on the human-animal interface has attracted team members with talent and focus.

Global Health - Kenya is committed to a sustainable professional staff that supports faculty research and partner relations by developing more long-term contracts and programmed opportunities for continuing education and advancement.


Administrative Leadership

Selestine Njoga serves as the administration manager in Nairobi, bringing proven administrative strengths to the multiple partner contracts and grants of Global Health - Kenya, totaling approximately $1 million annually. From budget to procurement, the manager and team provides research administration with a focus on compliance on government and partner policies and project objectives.


Contact:  Selesting Njogo -
          Phone:  +254 723523 432


Contact:  Guy Palmer -
          Phone:  +1 509 335 6033


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Academic Programs

WSU Global Health - Kenya is addressing knowledge gaps through scholarship and research and is expected to benefit not only Kenya, and more broadly, East Africa and globally. This effort requires long-term, sustainable scientific and administrative capacity that transcends any single project, contract, or grant. In addition, meeting Global Health - Kenya key objectives requires multiple partnerships with a diversity of funding and implementing partners—each with its own sets of objectives, capacities, and constraints. Consequently, sustainability and partnership relations are core priorities of WSU Global Health - Kenya.


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Our Research

The Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health conducts a variety of research programs in East Africa that focus on the actions and behaviors of zoonotic disease, the emergence of antimicrobial-resistant strains, epidemiological study of the spread of disease, and the socio-economic impact of zoonotic diseases in small communities. These ever-widening research projects allow the school to maintain a holistic understanding of disease impact when developing vaccine and treatment strategies, education programs, and government recommendations. By working within one organization, interdisciplinary collaboration helps the Allen School teams conduct innovative research.

University of Nairobi


WSU Global Health Kenya Campus based at the University of Nairobi - Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases, Nairobi, Kenya.

Washington State University, Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, Pullman, Washington.


The University of Nairobi and Washington State University are recruiting clinically trained physicians and veterinarians for research culminating in a PhD. The program will be funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and will provide tuition at the University of Nairobi, stipend, and funded research opportunities.

Position: PhD training (6 Positions)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Contract Duration: 4-year program
Reporting to: Principal Investigator

Position Overview:

The program will provide specialized training in infectious diseases with tailored coursework and seminars with laboratory and field research in emerging and zoonotic infectious diseases. Training will be supported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and multiple additional funding agencies. Mentorship will be provided by integrated University of Nairobi, Washington State University, and Kenya Medical Research Institute scientists.

  • Candidates must have completed medical degree (MBChB) or veterinary degree (BVM)
  • Master’s degree (MSc, MPH, MMED, or equivalent) at the time of program start (anticipated September 2020).

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send in their applications.

To Apply:

  • Cover letter highlighting your suitability for the advertised position (clinical, and research experience as well as your interest in PhD training in zoonotic and emerging infectious diseases)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information (name, institutional affiliation, email address, and phone number) of 3 references
  • Copies of your bachelor’s and master’s degree certificates, and transcripts.

by 2359Hrs 1st July 2020 to

Indicate “PhD Training” in the subject line of your application email. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WSU is an equal opportunity employer; we do not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

More information about Washington State University – Global Health Program, Kenya can be found at

Washington State University Global Health-Kenya: Improving Public Health and Catalyzing Human Opportunity P. O. Box 72938-00200, Nairobi, Kenya Telephone: +254 798 473 462