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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 HealthBuilding Community 2018: A Global Health CelebrationOctober 18: GHI invites you to Building Community 2018, an annual event that brings together the greater global health community and looks toward new opportunities to ensure health and well-being for all.Read more…

Global HealthGHI Associate Director Lori DiPrete Brown shares her global experience in new book, a webinar and a seminarOctober 30: GHI Associate Director Lori DiPrete Brown will give a Global Health Tuesday talk about the future directors of global health education and UW-Madison's role.Read more…

Call for abstracts: UW National One Health Day ColloquiumOctober 9, 2018In dangerous fungal family’s befriending of plants, a story of lossOctober 1, 2018Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Lab has new director, new directionSeptember 12, 2018An ocean apart, carnivorous pitcher plants create similar communitiesAugust 29, 2018Mandela Fellows Reflect on time in Madison with Wisconsin Public RadioAugust 7, 2018More news »