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Joining the ASRI Family

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February 3, 2016

By Edward Pranoto, an Indonesian medical student living in Australia who volunteered at the ASRI Clinic in fall of 2015 The months leading up to…

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What We’re Reading: January 2016

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January 27, 2016

1. “The solution for melting polar ice caps may be hiding in the rainforest” by Dr. Paul Salaman at The Guardian When it comes to climate…

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A Hospital That Saves Lives…And Trees

Former logger, Pak Usuf now works as a security guard on ASRI's hospital construction site.

January 6, 2016

By Annie Jones, On-Site Communications Manager, and Erica Pohnan, ASRI’s Conservation Program Manager An open invitation to the villages calling all loggers for hire for…

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What We’re Reading: Staff Picks For 2015

Photo: Deepa Agashe

December 30, 2015

For our last What We’re Reading of the year, we’ve rounded up our staff’s favorite articles of the year. What were your favorite picks of…

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A Health In Harmony Volunteer Goes to COP21

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December 16, 2015

By Latha Swamy, Health In Harmony Volunteer Climate change is the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century. If you are on this page,…

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Community Hospital and Training Center

As a villager in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, what would you do if your child became severely ill and the nearest hospital was 2-12 hours away over rutted roads and impassable rivers? How would you feel if you arrived at the hospital to learn that the cost of treatment is so high you would need to illegally cut and sell trees in the nearby national park, destroying your local habitat, just to be able to afford it? Limited access to high-cost and low-quality health care is a daily reality for families living around the Gunung Palung National Park; a reality that forces impossible choices between short-term survival and long-term wellbeing.

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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 rain forest, we all suffer. Health In Harmony invests in ASRI, our partner organization, which provides sustainable, long-term solutions that help communities protect the natural resources that keep our planet healthy.

Our approach makes it possible for families to pay for high-quality health care through conservation-oriented non-cash means, yielding improved health indicators. Combined with sustainable livelihood trainings and community partnerships, this program saw a 68% decrease in logging in just 5 years. We are saving lives and saving rain forests.

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