I wanted to work somewhere exotic, experience a different lifestyle and contribute to health advancement in a developing country. So I was delighted when Australian Volunteers International offered both me and my partner, also a doctor, a 2-year placement (February 2002 to February 2004) in Makira Province, previously the Eastern Solomon Islands.
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A two-year placement in the Solomon Islands
Med J Aust 2004; 181 (11): 604-605.
Rosalie Schultz, MB BS, MPH, Coordinator
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