Last month, Health In Harmony Founder, Dr. Kinari Webb, returned to her alma mater, the Yale School of Medicine, to give this year's Commencement Address. She was honored to have the opportunity to offer insight to the graduates, encouraging them to treat their patients with compassion, to strive for social justice, and to use their training to create a healthier planet.

"You may not have thought of your stethoscope as a tool to heal the Earth, the lungs of the Earth - otherwise known as rain forests. But it turns out that it can be. Your medical skills have all kinds of unexpected powers, and I want to argue that we actually all need to become planet doctors."

Watch the video below, Kinari takes the stage at 3:40:

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Three exciting opportunities developed in the last few months that are all serving to place Health In Harmony and our founder, Dr. Kinari Webb, in a position of innovative leadership around the globe. The recognition from Rainer Arnhold, Ashoka, and the CLASSY Awards will help the model gain further attention and traction as it grows in your mission of saving the world's rainforests with a stethoscope.

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The Gift of Sight

Eye examination at the clinic. Photo by Katherine Homes, 2012.

Eye examination at the clinic. Photo by Katherine Homes, 2012. Click here for more photos!

As a small example of what your generosity meant in 2012, we want to share with you the story of the cataract surgeries we did in December: the gift of sight. As for 2013, stay tuned – so far, Health In Harmony has already launched a new look to our website including a new blog to keep you – our community – more involved and connected.

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Chainsaws & Stethoscopes

“Ideas worth spreading” is the motto of TED and TEDx. This could also be Health In Harmony’s tagline, as presented recently in a TEDx talk by Dr. Kinari Webb.

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"Innovations for Health: Solutions that Cross Borders"-
Sound like Health In Harmony? We think so! On Monday, March 19, Health In Harmony founder & president Kinari Webb, MD, learned that we are finalists for the Ashoka Changemakers "Innovations for Health" Award!  We are so honored to have been selected as one of 15 finalists - out of over 370 applicants.

An infant being treated at Klinik ASRIWith our partners at Project ASRI, we at Health In Harmony are doing what some believe is the impossible. Our model changes the face of global health by partnering with communities, to provide quality healthcare in exchange for conserving the resources that sustain and nurture all of our lives. We love the idea of spreading the word about this excellent model.

Stay tuned for further updates this spring, as we attend the World Health Care Congress in Washington, DC, connect with other wonderful organizations, continue our work, and potentially become one of the three final winners.

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