UW-Madison Global Health Institute, and Ella Foundation ink agreement to establish the first-ever

“UW-Madison One Health Center” in India to advance vaccines, therapeutics, and global health education
New Delhi / Hyderabad, February 6 fab2023: University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) and the Ella Foundation, founded by Dr. Krishna Ella and Mrs. Suchitra Ella, today signed a bi-lateral agreement in New Delhi to establish the first ever “UW-Madison One Health Center” in Bangalore, India. The Center is expected to be operational by end of 2023 and was announced at the UW-Madison Badger Utsav titled, “Meet Badgers Who Are Building a Better World,” on Sunday, in New Delhi.
UW-Madison One Health Center will advance the development and production of new vaccines for India. Furthermore, the partnership will enable collaboration across disciplines and geographic boundaries, provide Indian students and researchers access to UW expertise and training, and build research capacity in India.
One of the key benefits of the One Health Center is to provide opportunities for UW students and researchers to work first-hand with emerging infectious diseases, collaborate with new colleagues, and see how environment, politics, and social structures affect health.
“Both Ella Foundation and UW-Madison GHI share a common vision to advance innovation in science, research, and knowledge sharing. Establishing the UW-Madison Global One Health Center holds great significance as it will advance global health through research, education, and community engagement by facilitating student, faculty exchanges, research and education,” said Dr. Krishna Ella, Director, Ella Foundation, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Bharat Biotech.
“We are energized by the opportunity to partner with the Ella Foundation to bring UW knowledge and expertise to expand innovative and impactful health initiatives outside Wisconsin to India,” said UW-Madison GHI Director Dr. Jorge Osorio. “The partnership between GHI and the Ella Foundation will continue GHI’s outreach efforts to establish a One Health Center in India. The India One Health Center joins a global network that includes Africa and Latin America and will open new opportunities for research, education, and provide actionable outcomes to benefit humans, animals, and ecosystems that advance equitable and sustainable health across India and the world.
We are thankful to Dr. Krishna Ella and Mrs. Suchitra Ella for their support to invest in our vision to promote a healthy India and a healthy planet, as well as to all UW-Madison alumni who are proactively working to make this world a better place,”