James Akoko

James Akoko

Field Officer

James Akoko is a Field Officer for the co-infection project under Animal and Human Health program, at the International Livestock Research Institute. Prior to his appointment, James worked as the field coordinator for the University of Liverpool-International Livestock Research Institute-Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)-University of Edinburgh-University of Nairobi’s project known as ‘Urban Zoonoses.’ He is responsible for coordinating different components of the co-infection project. He is a holder of Master of Science in International Animal Health from the University of Edinburgh and completed his PhD training at the School of Public Health at Maseno University.


My Projects


Co-infection with Rift Valley fever virus, Brucella spp. and Coxiella burnetii in humans and animals in Kenya: Disease burden and ecological factors

My Blog Posts

Community feedback session


Bridging science and tradition to tackle zoonotic diseases in Isiolo County, Kenya

CDC mosquito trap


Climate change, mosquitoes and disease: Battling a lethal trio in northern Kenya

Group photo of the One Health workshop in Narok


Narok on the way to becoming a One Health champion county in Kenya

Giraffe in ILRI Kapiti ranch


Investigating pathogens in wildlife in Kenya to tackle neglected zoonoses