The Pacific Island region is facing several major health challenges, which are predicted to intensify in coming decades.  In response, the Centre’s researchers, together with other UQ academics, are working with Pacific Island scholars, policy-makers and practitioners on an intensive research program to develop solutions. Aligned with the United Nations SDGs, the research focuses on: health security and biosecurity, climate change, water, sanitation and hygiene, health systems and policy, universal health coverage, non-communicable disease, nutrition and food security.