14 May '11, 7pm

prgrm that cuts illegal logging by providing high quality health care in Borneo wins conservation award: via @mongabay

Program that cuts illegal logging by providing high quality health care in Borneo wins major conservation award Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com May 14, 2011 Board explaining to patients the payment options at Alam Sehat Lestari in Sukadana, West Kalimantan. Photo by Rhett A. Butler 2011. The co-founder of an initiative that discourages illegal logging by bringing affordable, high quality health care to impoverished communities in Indonesian Borneo has been recognized with a prestigious conservation award. Dr. Hotlin Ompusunggu, co-founder of Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI), was this week awarded the £30,000 Whitley Award during a ceremony hosted in London by Princess Anne. Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI) partners with Health In Harmony, a U.S.-based group, to deliver healthcare to communities living around Gunung Palung National Park in the province of West Kalimantan, on the island of ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0514-asri_whitley.html

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