Our Strengths

“Global health is everything,” says Girma Tefera, a special advisor to the Global Health Institute (GHI) and surgeon who was key to establishing the Twinning Program to improve emergency medicine in Ethiopia. GHI’s strengths reflect the diversity and complexity of global health challenges and opportunities.

Making jewelry-34W: Advancing Women and Well-being in Wisconsin and the World

Making life life better for women and the world better for all. Convened by GHI, the School of Human Ecology and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies.

Collaborating for One HealthVet Med students in Ecuador

Recognizing that the health and well-being of humans, domestic animals, wildlife and the ecosystem we all share are highly interdependent.

Dry Town - squareConnecting Climate Change and Health

Bringing together researchers and communities to identify the health risks of climate change and design practical strategies to protect and promote health and well-being.

UniverCity AllianceGrabow-M-Bike-Eiffel Tower

Connecting campus research, education and service to cities’ needs. Convened by GHI and UW-Madison’s COWS, Institute for Research on Poverty, Morgridge Center for Public Service, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Department of Urban and Regional Planning and UW Extension.

Immunization trainingStrengthening Health Care

Improving local capacity to provide health care through clinical education programs, twinning partnerships and quality improvement and leadership training.



GHI supports global health initiatives across campus through a series of competitive grants.