New app tells donors what communities need to stop deforestation: Q&A with Health in Harmony

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By Abhishyant Kidangoor How can improving access to doctors and nurses for an Indigenous community in Borneo better protect the region’s fast-depleting rainforest and wildlife? A new app developed by nonprofit organization Health in Harmony answers this by pointing to the alternative: “The cost of accessing health care and lack of alternative livelihoods had led these Indigenous Dayak communities to resort to logging and hunting orangutans to survive.” Health in Harmony didn’t tell the Dayak what they needed to better protect their forests, but instead asked them. The community in Bukit Baka B…

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