Mission • Vision

The Global Health Institute is a catalyst, convener and change agent supporting theme-based initiatives to improve the health of humans, animals and the planet. Our work is guided by a global health ethic that calls us to improve health today while ensuring that resources are available to provide health for all tomorrow.


We embrace a new global health ethic that fosters deeper understanding of the complex determinants of health and disease for people, animals and ecosystems. In working locally and globally, we uniquely apply research and education both within and across disciplines, advancing health today and ensuring well-being for the future.


The University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) advances equitable and sustainable health
across Wisconsin and the world. We will establish three One Health Centers in the Americas, Asia and Africa
that will open new opportunities for research, education and action to benefit humans, animals, and ecosystems.
We will connect academia, government, industry and communities in mutually beneficial relationships to broaden
the understanding of health and disease, share lessons learned, spark new questions and address critical global
health challenges across disciplines.