Health in Harmony - Saving Forests • Saving Lives

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Letter from the Founder: Has It Really Been 10 Years?

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November 20, 2015

Dear Friends, Wow! It’s been ten years since Health In Harmony started. I still find that very hard to believe. Ten years ago in February,…


What We’re Reading: October 2015


October 28, 2015

1. “Indonesia’s forest fires threaten a third of the world’s orangutans” by John Vidal at The Guardian  It’s no secret that Indonesia has been on…


Far From Home

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October 21, 2015

By Ben Johnson, Health In Harmony Volunteer Ben volunteered at ASRI in August as a medical volunteer, working as the ambulance EMT and assisting with ASRI’s Mobile…


Faces Of The Forest

ASRI Conservation Manager, Erica, awarding a Forest Guardian for his commitment to protecting the rain forest | Photo: Annie Jones

October 16, 2015

By Annie Jones, On-Site Communications Manager Throughout this week, we featured the stories of four Forest Guardians who are committed to the program and protecting the rain…


Hospital Update: A “Bottom-Up” Approach

One of the piles of the hospital foundation, driven deep into the ground | Photo: Scott Jones

October 7, 2015

By Scott Jones, Hospital Project Manager ASRI’s Community Hospital and Training Center continues to roll along here in Sukadana as we enter our third month of…


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Capital Campaign for the 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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