The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Animal Health (AHIL) is a five-year (2020 to 2025) cooperative agreement funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project is implemented by Washington State University in collaboration with the University of Nairobi and the International Livestock Research Institute aimed at improving human nutrition, economic welfare, and resilience by removing constraints to cattle health and production in Kenya and the East Africa region.
Specifically, AHIL 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.
Prof George Gitau
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi