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 woman holds a fish in her hand and adds a marker.Global HealthGlobal Health Tuesday: Exploring What Makes Healthy StreamsJanuary 28, 2020: Emma Lundberg discusses her work with healthy streams in a Global Health Tuesday seminar.Read more…

Photo shows a building with floodwaters reaching up it and the words I don't believe in global warming ont he side.Global HealthGHI, Nelson support Global Climate and Health Summit at COP 25The University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) and Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies are key supporters of the Global Climate and Health Summit taking place Saturday, December 7, at United Nations COP 25 climate change …Read more…

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