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

Clinic Electrification ProjectAugmenting Microgrid Systems in Colombia: GHI Partners with Rebecca Alcock (ISyE)Rebecca Alcock, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is constantly working to innovate in the field of global health systems engineering. Alcock received a …Read more…

One Health CenterGHI-One Health Center-West Africa in Sierra Leone to expand One Health collaboration efforts locally and globallyGHI is pleased to share the opening of the GHI-One Health Center Sierra Leone, led by Alhaji N'jai with support from Project 1808, Abbott Pandemic Defense Coalition, University of Sierra Leone, and the Ministry of Health.Read more…

2023 Global Health Symposium “One Planet, One Health” highlights interdisciplinary approaches, diverse array of global health researchApril 12, 2023three photos: one of child with dog, one of students examining plants, one of child getting a vaccination2023 Global Health Symposium is April 4October 27, 2022Read GHI’s 2021-2022 Impact ReportOctober 17, 2022The “Jalisconsin Idea”August 18, 2022From The Guardian: Newly identified Langya virus tracked after China reports dozens of casesAugust 10, 2022More news »


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