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 HealthSpring Global Health Tuesday seminars begin January 26March 30: GHI Associate Director Lori DiPrete Brown leads an international panel discussion for Global Health Tuesday: "Holistic Healing Within Community: Global Mental Health Perspectives during COVID-19." Panelists will consider a biopsychosocial model of holistic healing used to promote psychological well-being in general and especially during the pandemic. Read more…

Global HealthA mysterious, lethal chimp disease is linked to a human illnessTony Goldberg, a professor of epidemiology and GHI Advisory Committee member, discovers a bacterium linked to mysterious chimp deaths in Sierra Leone.Read more…

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