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The Power of Connection: Two Doctors, Two Sides of Planet, One Cause

By Kelsey Hartman, HIH Communications Associate “Capacity building” is believing in and creating the means to fulfill and express great potential. While it is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot, it’s something  to which we and our project partner ASRI are deeply committed. We’re excited to share two big developments in this area:…

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95% of Laman Satong Burns; Hope Burns Brighter

An unexpected fire devastated our reforestation site – burning 19.5 of 20 hectares. In this beautiful letter, our Reforestation Project Consultant, Cam Webb, who has been with the project from the very beginning, responds to the fire and provides much hope for the future.

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Raja Ampat:
Exploring replication in the “marine Amazon”

Located in the heart of what is called the Coral Triangle, Raja Ampat is considered the ‘Amazon’ of the underwater world because of its extreme biodiversity. In fact, the area has the most species of coral and reef fishes on earth. About 70% of the coral species found on the planet are found in Raja Ampat.

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Five-Year Follow-Up Survey demonstrates ASRI’s success!

  “Five years ago there were more than 100 people in my village doing illegal logging, now there are less than 10.” - Pak Bastarin, West Kalimantan   Today, Health In Harmony’s mission of promoting the well-being of the planet by working strategically with local communities has been affirmed by the generosity of our community of…

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Watch Health In Harmony on TEDx – Exciting News to Share!

Chainsaws & Stethoscopes “Ideas worth spreading” is the motto of TED and TEDx. This could also be Health In Harmony’s tagline, as presented recently in a TEDx talk by Dr. Kinari Webb. Kinari Webb, MD, Health In Harmony’s Founder and President, was invited to present her talk Chainsaws and Stethoscopes at the recent TEDx conference in…

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Chainsaws vs. Stethoscopes

TedXlogoKinari Webb is a physician who founded Health in Harmony to support her work in Indonesia and then, in 2006, co-founded Yayasan Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI) in West Kalimantan with dentist Hotlin Ompusunngu. In this inspirational TedX talk, Kinari reveals how a near-death experience gave her a new outlook on life and the momentum to make her life whole again by providing quality health care to her community.

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What We Do &
Why it Works

Human and environmental health are inextricably linked: healthy people create a healthy planet. When families must choose between saving a child or saving a rainforest, we all suffer. Health In Harmony provides a sustainable, long-term solution that helps individuals and communities to protect the natural resources that keep the planet healthy.

Healthcare is a powerful tool that enables individuals and communities to be healthy and to use their natural resources in more sustainable ways. Our approach makes it possible for families to pay for high-quality healthcare through conservation-oriented non-cash means; this approach is improving human health, reducing environmental destruction, and creating relationships that support long-term change. It is an exchange that benefits the whole planet.

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