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Paying for healthcare with a healthy rainforest

Paying for healthcare with a healthy rainforest

Update: 2019-04-30
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Kinari Webb founded Health in Harmony, providing healthcare to people to save Indonesian rainforests. She realized that most illegal deforestation happens when villagers have to pay for medical care, because they have little to generate cash with, except timber. The program has reduced infant deaths by more than 2/3 and the number of households engaged in illegal logging dropped nearly 90%. Her story was one of the most-read articles at Mongabay.com in 2017, so now with Webb expanding the program to new regions, we asked her for an update.

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Paying for healthcare with a healthy rainforest

Paying for healthcare with a healthy rainforest

Mongabay speaks with Kinari Webb