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What We’re Reading: June 2015

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June 23, 2015

1. The Sustainia100 guide to the world’s most innovative sustainable solutions Sustainia is a Danish think tank with a dignified award committee that includes Arnold Schwarzenegger…

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Telling the Story is the First Step

The final check!

June 17, 2015

By Jo Whitehouse, Health In Harmony’s Board Chair who lives in San Francisco, CA Last year, I teamed up with Frances Boscacci, a wonderful person who has…

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Side-by-Side: Hospital vs. Clinic

Hospital vs. Clinic

June 12, 2015

We’re sure you’ve noticed that lately, we’ve been talking a lot about building ASRI’s Community Hospital and Training Center. What’s so great about this hospital, you ask? Well,…

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In Honor of Moms: A Profile of Karen Ruby Brown

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May 28, 2015

By Darya Minovi   Karen Ruby Brown CNM, MSN, a midwife working and living in San Diego, CA found her way to ASRI via the Osborne…

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From Volunteer to Hospital Sponsor: An Interview with the Smith’s

Photo: Ian McFadden

April 28, 2015

Interview by Trina Jones Stuart Smith’s daughter, Alla Smith, volunteered at ASRI in 2013 while a medical student at Yale. After learning more about the…

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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.

We have a solution: The ASRI Community Hospital and Training Center, which we are currently fundraising to build.

**A generous anonymous donor has pledged $250,000 to build ASRI’s Community Hospital and Training Center. With their pledge and your help, we are only $70,000 away as of June 2015.

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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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