One Health

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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

A group of researchers on a concrete pad next to the Amazon.Global HealthGHI opens new Colombian collaboration opportunities for UW researchersWith GHI One Health Colombia, the Global Health Institute invites UW researchers to collaborate with colleagues and communities in Colombia for mutual benefit. Read more…

Two people working with hemp fibers to make paperGlobal HealthSummer webinar looks at benefits of industrialized hempJUNE 21: Panelists from UW-Madison, UW Health, the University of Lagos, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, and the Wisconsin Hemp Alliance will join the webinar and launch of the new report, “Industrializing Hemp to Advance the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.”Read more…

a close-up of a monkeypox virus particleFrom STAT: U.S. monkeypox case reported, as Spain, Portugal report infections in growing outbreakMay 19, 2022Dr. Osorio standing in front of a flight of steps.Osorio to lead UW’s Global Health InstituteMay 3, 2022The history of Lyme disease has a Wisconsin chapter. It’s still being written.March 10, 2022Demand for meat is destroying the Amazon. Smarter choices at dinner table can go a long way to help.March 10, 2022Actions on Climate Crisis Offer Major Public Health GainsFebruary 23, 2022More news »

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