A volunteer doctor gets a reminder to follow his own advice

REAL CASES


While volunteering for a not-for-profit organisation in the Pacific with my wife, Jane, we celebrated her birthday and our 25th wedding anniversary.

We spent time on one of the outer islands of Vanuatu, where I encountered presentations I had not seen in Australia.

We also experienced and enjoyed life in the tropics, eating fish and listening to late-night story-telling by the elders, accompanied by the laughter of the children.

The trip was during the wet season in late February and it was particularly humid.

Following one night of