Health Security Initiative for the Indo-Pacific Region

To best prepare for emerging health threats in our region we need new ideas, better ways to strengthen health systems and to cooperate across borders. The Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security is charged with driving change and innovation in health security policy and practice.

The Australian Government’s Health Security Initiative for the Indo-Pacific region, launched by the Minister for Foreign Affairs on 8 October 2017, contributes to the avoidance and containment of infectious disease threats with the potential to cause social and economic harms on a national, regional or global scale.

The Initiative is implemented by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security. With funding of A$300 million over five years its investments will:

  • Promote global and regional cooperation
  • Catalyse international responses to countries’ identified needs
  • Apply Australia’s unique strengths in health security
  • Accelerate access to new and effective tools