Over the past twenty years, the term “global health” has become prevalent in public discourses; yet as a number of scholars point out, there is little clarity as to what, exactly, the term refers. While anthropologists have contributed to the development of this field or discipline, we also take critical stances on the way this emerging concept is being deployed in university, non-profit/ philanthropic, governmental, and multilateral institutional settings. The Global Health Discourses project contributes a linguistic anthropological perspective to scholarship on global health with the goal of using discursive analysis to increase health equity.