Health • Climate • Cities

Students and faculty crowding UW Madison Library Mall on bright spring day

Health • Climate • Cities

We know the challenge: More people, living in cities, facing more extreme weather, from droughts to floods to heat waves.

Led by climate and health pioneer Jonathan Patz, the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison champions practical solutions for well-being today and tomorrow.

  • Advancing healthy, sustainable urban transportation with the Health-Oriented Transportation initiative
  • Bringing an army of students to work on Wisconsin city priorities with the  UniverCity Alliance, co-founded by GHI
  • Restoring bicycling to Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
  • Bringing electricity to remote Indian villages
  • Connecting cities to the land in Guadalajara, Mexico

Together, UW-Madison and communities in Wisconsin and across the globe collaborate to show how healthy choices benefit all of us and the earth.


Health • Climate • Cities News

Photo shows a building with floodwaters reaching up it and the words I don't believe in global warming ont he side.Global HealthGHI, Nelson support Global Climate and Health Summit at COP 25The University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) and Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies are key supporters of the Global Climate and Health Summit taking place Saturday, December 7, at United Nations COP 25 climate change …Read more…

Global Health2020 Global Health Symposium explores many paths toward health and well-beingWith its 16th annual Global Health Symposium, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute invites indigenous scholars and community members to help explore the many ways to advance health across the world. They will join …Read more…

Preparing medical students to practice in rural areasJanuary 10, 2020UW-Madison UniverCity Year program seeks faculty to partner with countiesJanuary 9, 20202019 is the wettest year ever recorded for Wisconsin and the MidwestDecember 16, 2019Wisconsin Without Borders AwardsDecember 6, 2019Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts revived under Governor’s task forceDecember 2, 2019More news »


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