TITLE

Correspondence

AUTHOR(S)
Shoeb, Marwa; de Castilla, Diego Lopez; Pottinger, Paul
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
Tropical Doctor;Apr2011, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p63
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI), an Indonesian-American, non-profit organization located on the border of Gunung Palung National Park in west Kalimantan on the island of Borneo, is linking the delivery of health care to the conservation of natural resources. The clinic's experience shows that an unconventional 'forests-for-health care' incentive programme can provide a powerful way to break the cycle that links poverty, poor health and environmental destruction around the park. However, the challenges of preventing, diagnosing and treating tuberculosis in this setting remain considerable and success will still depend upon a multilateral collaborative approach.
ACCESSION #
70244817

 

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