Allana is passionate about economic and social rights and is particularly interested in legal and policy frameworks that promote access to health. At ISER, she heads the right to health program which uses strategic litigation and advocacy to advance the right to health in Uganda with a particular focus on marginalized groups.
Allana holds a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School and a Bachelors degree from Wesleyan University, CT, USA. Before coming to ISER, Allana was a law clerk at the Constitutional Court of South Africa. She has worked on human rights and social justice issues Uganda, the United States and abroad including at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, the American Civil Liberties Union Human Rights Project and as a Kirby Simon Summer Human Rights Fellow at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. She has researched the interface between human rights like health and the environment, the use of litigation to advance the right to health in developing countries and co authored a report on access to Hepatitis C Medication in low and middle income countries. At Yale, Allana was a Global Health Justice Student Fellow, a member of the Global Health Justice Practicum, the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic. She served as 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. She is currently a Bernstein International Human Rights Fellow, and a Humanity In Action Senior Fellow.