Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Animal Health

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The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Animal Health (AHIL) is a five-year Cooperative Agreement led by Washington State University Paul G. Allen School for Global Health aimed at improving animal health, human nutrition, economic welfare, and resilience by removing constraints to cattle health and production in Kenya and the East Africa region.

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Animal Health is a collaboration between Washington State University (WSU), University of Nairobi (UoN) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). The consortium includes scientists from Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), and the Kenya Agricultural Livestock Research Organization (KALRO).

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Animal Health will develop and improve diagnostic products and vaccines for East Coast fever (ECF), integrate socioeconomics to improve adoption of animal health innovations and interventions, quantify their direct and indirect effects on human nutrition and well-being, set up and operationalize a molecular and diagnostic lab for animal health research at the University of Nairobi Veterinary School, and develop the next generation of animal health researchers in the region.

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Global Health Kenya

GHK 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.  

WSU Paul G. Allen School for Global Health

The Allen School is unique among other global health programs because it focuses on the health of animals to improve the health of people and the environment. Programs within the Allen School such as Global Health Kenya, are developed to build innovative solutions that address global infectious disease challenges. Our training programs, research, and global initiatives work to improve the quality of life for animals and humans. By focusing on the animal-human interface, our work advances science, people, and policy to discover novel approaches for disease intervention and delivery of preventive health care for animals and humans.

Research made possible by USAID: From the American people, as part of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative.
The author’s views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Agency for International Development or the United States Government.


Paul G. Allen School for Global Health
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Email: globalhealth@wsu.edu

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