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 HealthFall Global Health Tuesdays explore infectious diseases, vaccines and migrationDECEMBER 6: Global Health Tuesday: Take a look at GHI's One Health Centers across the world and learn how international collaboration advances research, health equity and more.Read more…

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…

three 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, 2022Study Connects Climate Hazards to 58% of Infectious DiseasesAugust 8, 2022More news »

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