Health • Climate • Cities

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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

Global HealthHealth-Oriented Transportation Innovation Scholars conclude program with unique case studiesFrom streetcars in Milwaukee and aging buses in Madison, to cleaner air and better bikes, the 2019-2020 Health-Oriented Transportation (HOT) Innovation Scholars brought local perspectives to international issues of transportation and health upon completion of …Read more…

A student wearing a white coat and face masks works in a laboratory on test kits.Global HealthUW–Madison establishes free, campus-wide COVID-19 testing to support campus reopeningThe Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene are coming together in support of University of Wisconsin–Madison efforts to provide free COVID-19 testing to the entire campus community. The goal is to identify infections, isolate and care for those who are sick, and limit the spread of the disease as campus moves forward with a modified re-opening plan.Read more…

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