Global Initiatives of the Allen School
One of the unique aspects of the Allen School is its ability to extend its research and apply its findings across the world. Our team members travel across the world to work with local communities and assist them with a variety of animal health-related challenges. Our team is most known for its work in rabies elimination, antimicrobial resistance, and global disease surveillance.
WSU’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Health is leading the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Animal Health (AHIL) based in Nairobi, Kenya. Working with regional partners, the AHIL will identify interventions to address livestock diseases,
particularly East Coast Fever (ECF), develop capacity in-country in both research training, and institutional development for long-term impact.
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Animal Health
Rabies Free Africa
The Allen School is working with international partners to eliminate rabies as a cause of human suffering and death as part of the World Health Organization’s Zero by 2030 initiative. Combining game-changing vaccine research with community-based programs and working with local governments, WSU leads in development and long-term deployment of the strategies needed to eliminate rabies.
The central focus of antimicrobial resistance research at the Allen School considers the environmental selection and transmission of antibiotic-resistant enteric bacteria. This encompasses the fate of bacteria in the environment, but also the activity of antibiotic residues and their impact on resistant bacteria in the environment.
Center for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases (CREID)
In August 2020, the Paul G. Allen School launched development of the Center for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases (CREID) in Nairobi Kenya to support response to outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases such as COVID-19. The Center will have
the capacity to address infectious disease outbreaks in eastern and central Africa (ECA) and have an immediate impact to save lives.
The Paul G. Allen School for Global Health is involved in a variety of national and international disease surveillance programs. By focusing on processes involved in human-animal interactions that lead to the spread of disease researchers can look for intervention and prevention opportunities. Additionally, team members study the ways in which communities are affected by the results. Allen School faculty members work at the WADDL facilities in Washington state and various locations across Africa.