By Sebastian Kevany

The Solomon Islands, as with many resource poor settings, faces multiple direct and indirect threats to public health. These include environmental, population, health security and globalization considerations; similarly, a range of ostensibly non-health issues such as the development of squatter camps in urban centres such as Honiara, inter-island migration, and climate change all require resources and attention from the public health perspective. In the context of tuberculosis and malaria, we consider the range of levels on which such health and non-health issues interact from the health security perspective, and how the use of smart global health and global health diplomacy paradigms may help to resolve these problems in a synergistic manner.