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Saving lives by saving trees | Kinari Webb | TEDxRainier

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Published on Feb 19, 2016

Working and thinking expansively and beyond the medical care she practices, Kinari Webb achieves greater impact and results than seem possible.

Dr. Kinari Webb founded Health In Harmony as a response to the devastation she saw in the rainforests of Borneo. Health In Harmony’s mission is to recognize the inextricable link between human and environmental health and focus on providing healthcare as an incentive to protect natural resources.

After completing her medical training, she returned and spent a year traveling around the country looking for ways to help reduce the damage to the rainforest and to the villagers who lived within it. Today, the clinic she founded provides affordable healthcare for the communities of Gunung Palung, and has not just improved the lives of residents, but also introduced alternative income sources and dramatically reduced illegal logging of the rainforest.

Dr. Webb was honored with an Ashoka Social Entrepreneur Fellowship in 2014 and the Rainier Arnhold Fellow through the Mulago Foundation in the same year.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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