John Hall is Professor of Primary Care at the University of NSW, Sydney. He has a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, a Master of Tropical Health, and Doctor of Philosophy. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (RACP) and a Fellow of Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. John Hall has extensive international experience in primary care and rural health at the National, District and Community levels. As Principal Medical Officer, Community Health Services in Vanuatu he was responsible for the day-to-day technical, financial, human resource and infrastructure needs of the Rural and Public Health Programs for the whole country. This involved responsibility for Communicable Diseases, Non-Communicable Diseases, Maternal and Child Health, Health Promotion, and Health Information/Surveillance Systems. From 2006 to 2009 he was the Primary Care/ Public Health expert on the PNG Health Sector SwAP. He has taught courses on Communicable Diseases and Environmental Health in the Diploma of Community Health in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at UPNG and assisted in the delivery of Medical Education Workshop to staff at UPNG. He has worked in Pakistan (1986-1988), South Korea (1981) and the Solomon Islands (1990). He has undertaken consultancy work for AusAID/DFAT, WHO, USAID, ADB and ODA in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Kenya, Congo, and Zimbabwe.