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 HealthUW-Madison, Flugen, Bharat Biotech to develop coroflu, a coronavirus vaccineUW-Madison researcher Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a member of the GHI Advisory Committee, is part of an international collaboration developing and testing a COVID-19 vaccine.Read more…

Global HealthDeath Projections Can Make Us Feel Helpless. One Expert Explains a Better Way to Get People to Act.UW-Madison's Dominique Brossard discusses with Mother Jones how to convince people to take steps to slow COVID-10.Read more…

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