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INITIATIVE FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RIGHTS (ISER)
Allana is passionate about the intersection of law and healthcare, particularly in legal and policy frameworks that promote the right to health. At ISER, she heads the right to health program, which uses advocacy and targeted litigation to advance the right to health in Uganda. Allana received a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School and a Bachelors of Arts in Government from Wesleyan University, CT. Before coming to ISER, Allana was a foreign law clerk at the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Her work before law school focused on human rights and social justice issues in the United States and abroad. During law school, she researched the use of litigation to advance the right to health in South Africa and Brazil. She also carried out research exploring the interface between human rights like health and the environment drawing from jurisprudence from international and national courts. At Yale, Allana was a Global Health Justice Student Fellow and a member of the Global Health Justice Practicum where she co authored a report advocating for access to Hepatitis C medication in low and middle-income countries, analyzing how patent law and TRIPS flexibilities could be used to increase access to medicines. She was also a member of the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, co-president of the Yale Society of International Law, a Lillian Goldman Perpetual Scholar, Executive Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law, editor on the Yale Human Rights and Development Journal, and a member of the Africa and Law Policy Association. Throughout her law school summers, she worked on cases involving human rights claims at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll and the American Civil Liberties Union Human Rights Project. She also served as a Kirby Simon Summer Human Rights Fellow at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. She is currently a Bernstein International Human Rights Fellow, and a Humanity In Action Senior Fellow.