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We Are Not Superheroes

Feb 9th, 2015
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By Dr. Yuliana Jeng A couple weeks ago, when I was doing my daily routine work as a doctor in the clinic, I met him. He is Mr. Helmi, our 40 year old patient with a very bad foot infection. I remember him because he left a deep impression on me. How can I forget…

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Resilience and Re-growth: Or how the reforestation site turned into a place for hosting dangdut dance parties

Jan 28th, 2015
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One year after the fire at Laman Satong: An update from Erica Pohnan, ASRI’s Conservation Director It’s been over a year since a wildfire devastated our 23 ha reforestation site in the village of Laman Satong. Since then, two durian seasons and a particularly terrible dry season have passed (For awhile, if you looked up…

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Moving The Dream Forward

Jan 28th, 2015
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By Michelle D Bussard, Health In Harmony Executive Director Awakening to the timbre of roosters crowing up the dawn that blushes over the steamy landscape, my western-world mind takes a moment to settle. As familiar as I’ve become with Sukadana, a small village of 2,200 sitting on the edge of one of the world’s largest islands, Borneo, it…

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This December, you did #SaveLivesInstead!

Jan 14th, 2015
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This December, we challenged you to #SaveLivesInstead and you blew us away! With donations STILL coming in, you have raised more than $148,000! We are so inspired by your commitment to the vision of a healthy planet with healthy people. This December, your average gift was $725, a $100 increase from last year. Thank you for growing Health In Harmony…

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It Changed the Way I See the World

Dec 15th, 2014
The entire group on the 2014 Friendship Tour!

We asked Jo Whitehouse and Jan O’Brien, two dedicated HIH supporters who joined us on the 2014 Friendship Tour, to reflect on how the experience has shaped their lives. Read below to hear their inspiring stories of seeing ASRI for themselves. Five years ago, I met Dr. Kinari Webb at a party hosted by a dear friend…

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5 Ways To Celebrate Sustainably This Holiday Season

Dec 8th, 2014
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By Darya Minovi As the end of 2014 approaches, here are some eco-friendly tips that make for a healthy and sustainable holiday season!   1. Cut back on wasteful wrapping paper! Green Field Paper Company based in San Diego, CA has you covered with their 100% recycled wrapping paper. For more information on eco-friendly gift…

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To Whom Much Is Given

Dec 4th, 2014
Dr. Ron and Dr. Lori work on suture together in the ASRI Clinic. Photo: Michelle Bussard

By Michelle D Bussard, Health In Harmony Executive Director Dr. Ronald Natawidjaja, one of the doctors who has served at ASRI since 2012, was recently accepted into his residency in general surgery, which will begin in January. We are so excited to offer heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to Dr. Ron! Dr. Lori Chow joined…

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