Health transcends borders, peoples, and governments. Our world today is an increasingly interrelated global community. The diseases that threaten the citizens of Georgia do not respect geographical boundaries. Modern transportation allows infections to cross borders quickly, and a globalized food system raises the risk of widespread contamination. The emergence of infectious agents resistant to current antibiotics and treatments increases the threat of worldwide pandemics. Non-infectious diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, and asthma are now dominating all societies, wealthy or poor. In a globalized and interconnected world, protecting the public will require unprecedented international cooperation, a constant search for best practices in health delivery, and innovative solutions through strategic partnerships and collaboration.