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 Health2019 Mandela Washington Update: Week Four UpdateThe 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship is in its fourth week of programming. Every day of the program has been chock full of site visits, networking, leadership and education sessions, public speaking events, and more.Read more…

Global HealthYoung African Leaders Speak Out: 2019 YALI TuesdaysJULY 2, 9, 16 and 23: Fourteen 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 in July to listen to the scholars discuss global health issues.Read more…

Dr. Dawd Siraj speaks on collaborations between UW-Madison and Jimma University (Ethiopia)September 10, 2019After 40 years of partnership UW-Madison and the University of Guadalajara, Mexico, expand international collaborationSeptember 9, 2019Equine encephalitis detection highlights need to protect horses, peopleAugust 5, 2019Fear of more dangerous second Zika, dengue infections unfounded in monkeysAugust 2, 2019Two GHI Associate Directors study Gender Analysis for One Health with the USDA, published in EcoHealthAugust 1, 2019More news »