About the GHI
The UW-Madison Global Health Institute advances equitable and sustainable health across Wisconsin and throughout the world. We view the health of individuals and populations through a holistic context of healthy places upon which public health depends–from neighborhoods and national policies, to the state of the global environment. This approach requires collaboration from across the entire campus to address health care, food security and sustainable agriculture, water and sanitation, environmental sustainability, and “one health” perspectives that integrate the health of humans, animals and the environment. In essence, the GHI addresses the intertwined root (or upstream) causes of ill health across sectors to discover more sustainable strategies for human well-being.