Medical teams in Solomon Island Western Province Gizo are fighting outbreaks of malaria and dysentery in the aftermath of the recent tsunami that hit the region.

Campbell Cooney reports from Gizo, all those with major injuries have been treated and airlifted but there are at least one thousand people living in tents.

Some in are in backyards in churches, but most are in camps.

Cooney says these are the villages worst hit. Where their homes were is now level ground in new cemetries where they've buried those killed by the tsunami.

Medical teams are now dealing with the symptoms of lots of people living in close confined quarters, diarrohea, malaria and sores and cuts that just won't heal.

To make matters worse its been raining all day with little sign of letting up.