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 HealthYoung African Leaders Speak Out: 2019 YALI TuesdaysFourteen of the 25 Mandela Washington Fellows at UW-Madison this summer are deeply involved in ensuring health for their countries and communities. Attend a series of four YALI Global Health Seminars, July 2, 9, 16 and 23, to listen to the scholars discuss global health issues.Read more…

Global HealthPhoto Gallery: To serve insects — and eat them!Students, faculty and community members whipped up and ate tasty dishes made partly of crickets, mealworms and other insects, at an April 26 Cooking with Insects workshop. Check out some photos from the workshop.Read more…

GHI receives $5,000 grant from Evjue FoundationJune 12, 2019The hands of children can be seen around a large basin of water. They have tubes to catch mosquito larvae and pupae in their hands.From Mosquitoes to Antibiotic Resistance, Global Health 2019 Grants Advance Projects Across the WorldJune 12, 2019A man holds five yellow-colored mussel shells in his fingers in front of his face in the background.In Virginia and Wisconsin, a new look at saving freshwater mussels: Could disease be a culprit in massive die-offs?May 30, 2019Native Nations_UW Leadership Summit Highlights Directions for PartnershipsMay 16, 2019Social Problems Initiative projects selectedMay 8, 2019More news »