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

Global HealthBicycling links Madison and Sister City of Bahir DarRahel Desalegne, an Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UW-Madison, is working on a project to make Bahir Dar, Ethiopia – a Sister City of Madison – more bicycle friendly.Read more…

Global Health2019 Mandela Washington Update: Week Four UpdateThe 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship is in its fourth week of programming. Every day of the program has been chock full of site visits, networking, leadership and education sessions, public speaking events, and more.Read more…

Bike share aims to serve, enhance health in Wisconsin RapidsAugust 5, 2019WPR: Wisconsin Roots: Transforming health care in rural Latin AmericaJuly 31, 2019Faith in action: Loka Initiative brings faith leaders and scientists togetherJuly 23, 2019Work with GHI: Apply now for a communications intern positionJuly 22, 2019PBS: Outside factors impacting health with Dr. Sheri JohnsonJuly 10, 2019More news »


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