Health In Harmony Program Director Ashley Emerson recently visited Borneo and brought back this update from our next program site there:

Dear Friends of Health In Harmony,

I recently returned from an extended trip to Borneo to work with our partner Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI) and support the launch of our second site in the beautiful rain forest communities of Bukit Baka Bukit Rya National Park (BBBR).
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Sometimes you start things but you have no idea where they will go. That is what happened when we hired Ibu Hamisah to be one of our village health workers six years ago. She was a shy woman from a village about half an hour away from our clinic who had very little self confidence. Six years later, you won't believe what has happened to her! 

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Guest blog by Sisca Wiguno and Natalia (DOTS program coordinator)

The DOTS workers who help TB patients stay on the path to wellness.

The DOTS workers, who help TB patients stay on the path to wellness! Photo courtesy of Sisca Wiguno, March 2013.

Natalia, the ASRI DOTS Program Coordinator, interviewed one of the community health workers for TB treatment (DOTS workers), called Pengawas Minum Obat (treatment adherence supporter) in Bahasa - and one TB patient. In this interview, they shared their impressions about ASRI’s TB treatment program, their motivation to continue their work (for the DOTS workers), and to finish TB treatment (for the patient). Here are their stories:

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