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

Global HealthSpring Global Health Tuesday seminars begin January 26January 26: COVID-19 in Ecuador. Avriel Rose Diaz, founder of Walking Palms Global Health in Ecuador, will discuss how national and local responses to the pandemic affected social and economic systems vital to global health. Read more…

Three photos along the top show a woman with a vaccine neeld, a woman in a Peruvian field and a woman at a microscope.Global Health2021 Global Health Symposium connects indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledgeApril 14: GHI's 16th Global Health Symposium will be a day-long virtual event on April 14. This year's theme: Fostering Resilience Through Indigenous Wisdom and Scientific Knowledge explores the many ways to advance health for all.Read more…

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