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Dr Ian Petersen’s initial visit to Gizo was in the 1980s with the NZ army. Since then Ian and his wife Chris, who is an EEN, have been back to volunteer. Ian initially did clinics in the village using the local chief who was a health worker in his day as his interpreter. He has since died sometime after the tsunami. Ian currently  works as a general practitioner with a musculoskeletal qualification for defence in Queensland but in the past was a regimental medical officer in both NZ and Aus as well as working in rural practises and around south Brisbane. Ian is interested in visiting the Solomon Islands again with either one of the teams mid next year or alternatively to other sites if needed.