This project is part of the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative.
The WSU Paul G. Allen School for Global Health’s NGO, Global Health – Kenya, leads the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Animal Health to address animal health challenges related to agriculture and food security.
Using an interdisciplinary approach, the lab will identify interventions to address livestock diseases, particularly East Coast Fever, and develop capacity in-country in both research training and institutional development for long-term impact.
The research is in partnership with scientists from the University of Nairobi, International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organization, and the Kenya Medical Research Institute.
- Improvement of the infection and treatment method vaccine
- Development of pen-side diagnostics
- Improvement of the East Coast Fever sub-unit vaccine
- Integrating socio-economics and gender in animal health interventions for improving human nutrition and welfare
Train the next-generation of animal health researchers
- Post-doctoral research
- PhD training
- Masters training
- Expose undergraduate students to research
Organizational capacity development
- Set up of a molecular and diagnostic lab at the University of Nairobi Veterinary School
- Support for the research structures at the University of Nairobi
About the lab
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Animal Health (AHIL) is a five-year cooperative agreement led by Washington State University’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Health to improve animal health, human nutrition, economic welfare, and resilience by removing constraints to cattle health and production in Kenya and the East Africa region. The Allen School was awarded $6 million grant in 2020 from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to lead the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Animal Health.
Innovation Lab for Animal Health stories
Innovation Lab for Animal Health in the news
- The Launch of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Animal Health AgriLinks
- Researchers launch Sh600m drive to wipe out cattle fever The Star, Kenya
- Scientists bet on lab to eradicate deadly livestock diseases Business Daily Africa