Global health is….

“an area for study, research, and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide.  Global health emphasizes transnational health issues, determinants, and solutions; involves many disciplines within and beyond health sciences and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration; and is a synthesis of population-based prevention with individual-level clinical care.” (Koplan et al., 2009) It includes both local and international initiatives.