One Health

Woman gathering water from Lake Victoria in purple plastic dish

One Health

Introducing healthy, sustainable food choices. Discovering new viruses before they make the jump from animals to humans. Protecting water sources. Contributing to a safer and more equitable world for all.

These are the ways in which the concept of One Health makes a difference in our lives, the life around us and the planet. This is the idea that the health of humans, animals and the planet are tied together, and we must see them as a whole.

Human health depends on animal health depends on planetary health and vice versa.

One Health calls for collaboration. Between human health care providers, entomologists, engineers, sociologists, dairy and nutrition experts, climate scientists, public health practitioners and more.

Addressing the determinants of health and disease. Learning from communities and colleagues. Sharing knowledge. Finding solutions. Living the Wisconsin Idea.


A researcher uses a fluorescence microscope to analyze cells in a science lab at the Influenza Research Institute at UW-Madisdon. In the background, a computer monitor displays cellular imagery.

One Health News

Words say 10th annual CUGH conference, translation and implementation for impact in global health, March 7-10, 2019. With Consortium of Universities for Global Health logo that includes a globe. All in shades of blue and white.Global HealthGHI hosts EMERGENCY MEDICINE, PLANETARY HEALTH SESSIONS AT MARCH CUGH CONFERENCEPlanetary health and the future of emergency medicine are front and center in two satellite sessions the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) has helped organize as part of the 10thannual Consortium of Universities …Read more…

Global HealthUW-Madison to host fourth cohort of young African leaders in summer 2019The University of Wisconsin-Madison will host its fourth cohort of rising African leaders beginning June 19 for a six-week academic and leadership institute, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.Read more…

Susan Paskewitz, professor and chair in the Department of Entomology, is pictured here in the UW Arboretum, the site of ongoing research on control strategies for two common vectors — ticks and mosquitoes. Paskewitz is also a member of the GHI Advisory Committee.Center fights spread of tick- and mosquito-borne diseases with research, outreachFebruary 14, 2019Michel Wattiaux named interim director of CIASFebruary 12, 2019Microbes hitched to insects provide a rich source of new antibioticsFebruary 4, 2019Mapping hot spots through ‘one health’ research in UgandaJanuary 28, 2019A new kind of mosquito repellent that comes from bacteriaJanuary 19, 2019More news »