Health in the Global Village explores the changing nature of health, illness, medical care, and public health in an interconnected world. I pay particular attention to transnational medical travel (also known as “medical tourism” and “cross-border health care”) for medical procedures such as hip replacements and spinal surgery, stem cell injections, reproductive medicine, “Liberation therapy”, and organ transplants. I also explore major social and economic developments such as the construction of “Medi-cities” in countries within Asia and the Middle East, efforts to build national knowledge-based “bioeconomies”, globalization of clinical trials, global circulation of pharmaceuticals (genuine and counterfeit), international migration of health care providers, and the role of the Internet, telecommunications, and transportation networks in creating the sense of a “global village”. Many posts address transnational movement of patients, clinicians, drugs, organs and tissues. The blog also examines globalization of medical education and academic health centers, hospital chains, and health insurance companies. Even more broadly, this blog considers such topics as global spread of infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance, global health policy, and global health research. Reference to the “global village” is meant to suggest that humans around the planet are now connected together in ways that were once unimaginable both in terms of technological resources and understandings of community and social life.