The best way to learn about something is to experience it. This is exactly what students from around Sukadana had the opportunity to do at the first ever Planetary Health Camp, hosted by the ASRI Planetary Health Education Team. Over the weekend of November 10th, students were introduced to the ASRI program, planetary health, climate change, and biodiversity in Gunung Palung National Park and the Borneo Rainforest. Read More
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February's latest and greatest reads on environmental conservation, global health, and everything in between.

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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 2017?

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Since 2007, Health In Harmony and our partner Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI) have reduced illegal logging (by 89% as of 2017), achieved important health outcomes (such as reducing infant mortality rate), and helped lift families living around Gunung Palung National Park (GPNP) out of poverty. We’ve done this by using radical listening to facilitate community-designed solutions to the integrated problems that people face. Could the same approach work in other parts of the world?

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With summer now in full swing, you might be looking for some great reads for those lazy beach days and long road trips. We've got you covered with five thought-provoking books to bring you up to speed on all things conservation, global health, and planetary health. Read More

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Part 2 of 3 - Our Solution. Read Part 1 here.

Health In Harmony’s mission and that of their Indonesian partner, Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI), is a difficult one—stopping forest loss in western Borneo, a region with one of the world’s highest deforestation rates (check out Part I for an introduction to the problem). As planetary health professionals, we seek solutions that address the underlying social conditions that lead to forest loss. But those social factors are complicated, involving issues like government policy, population growth, poverty, indigenous rights, gender equality, and education. Tackling such a complex problem requires comprehensive and flexible solutions and more than a bit of creativity.

Focusing on the area around Gunung Palung National Park, ASRI uses a 5-pronged approach that combats deforestation on multiple fronts.

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April and May's latest and greatest reads on environmental conservation, global health, and everything in between.

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I’ve just returned from my first visit to Indonesia, where our programs have been co-designed and executed by our Indonesian program partner, Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI).

I met former loggers trained to be sustainable farmers and small business owners. I walked through rain forests regenerated and protected for the health of thousands of species and the planet. I explored the beautiful, recently constructed hospital, and met the men, women, and children who can access life-saving health care there every day thanks to the generosity of our donors.

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February and March’s latest and greatest reads on deforestation, global health, and everything in between.

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January’s latest and greatest reads on deforestation, global health, and everything in between.

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Last month, midwestern natives Jackson and Sara Helms moved to Borneo to work with our partner Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI). Jackson, ASRI's new Conservation Director, served in the Marine Corps for five years and now has his PhD in Biology from the University of Oklahoma. Sara, Health In Harmony's new On-Site Partnership Coordinator, graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Studio Art in 2014, and spent two years teaching at an elementary school for at-risk youth before moving to Borneo.

This week, we interviewed them to learn about their new roles and what they hope to accomplish during their time in Sukadana. Sara has also taken over our Instagram this week - click here to follow along and see what their day-to-day looks like!

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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 2016?

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Guest blog by Tea Chandra

What is the thing in the world that makes you most happy? To be in love? Maybe. To have lots of money? Yes, for many people. Well, I think a little differently…

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Today, our partner ASRI received Indonesia's prestigious Kalpataru Award, considered the top conservation award in the country. Read More

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May’s latest and greatest reads on deforestation, global health, and everything in between.
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Guest blog by Edward Pranoto

The months leading up to my departure were quite often filled with trepidation. Despite being fluent in Bahasa and being relatively familiar with the local culture, there is always something about going alone into the "unknown." In hindsight, this couldn’t be any further from the truth. On my first day at Klinik ASRI, I saw more friendly, smiling faces in one small room during morning meeting than I do in a typical, busy hospital ward in Melbourne. The atmosphere on morning meetings are almost always jovial, but what I came to realize during my time in Sukadana is that you not only become part of the ASRI family, but also part of the local community.

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January's latest and greatest reads on deforestation, global health, and everything in between.

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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 2015?

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