One Health Centers

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With One Health Centers in the Americas (established), Africa and Asia, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) will offer new opportunities for UW faculty, staff, students and trainees to collaborate with local communities and colleagues in mutually beneficial partnerships. Through these partnerships, UW can share its knowledge and resources to advance scientific training, build capacity and alleviate the burdens of disease and climate change. Communities will contribute Indigenous wisdom and local needs, and in-country colleagues and universities provide on-the-ground expertise and frame important questions for research and intervention activities.

The centers will advance animal, human and environmental health locally and globally in many ways:

  • Conducting and supporting research and surveillance across disciplines, including emerging infectious diseases, climate change, air quality, cancer and more
  • Providing early detection of important pathogens
  • Building capacity and advancing scientific training through state-of-the-art laboratories and research networks
  • Developing vaccines and protecting people, animals and crops
  • Opening opportunities for UW faculty, staff and students, and Wisconsin industry
  • Addressing social issues related to One Health

The One Health Centers will offer a framework to move research out of the lab into real-world settings. When results are translated into action, partners can immediately assess the social, cultural, political and environmental effects of each intervention. Through these partnerships, UW students and trainees can broaden their understanding of health and disease; researchers can add depth and new dimensions to their projects, and the results will benefit Wisconsin as well as the world.

Contact GHI at to learn more about opportunities to connect and collaborate with the One Health Centers.

(Photo: UW-Madison and Colombian collaborators, above, gather to travel to Puerto Nariño to study mansonellosis. (Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin-Colombia One Health Consortium.)

world map with countries highlighted for One Health Centers
GHI's One Health Center in Colombia is open, and centers are being planned for Western Africa and India.

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