Dr. Willy at ASRI Medical Center in Indonesia
Throughout 2021, Health In Harmony teams nimbly responded to the ongoing, and ever-changing, COVID-19 pandemic. We are continuing to provide this care today when waves hit rainforest communities living in Indonesia, Madagascar, and Brazil.
With the release of our 2021 Impact Report in celebration of Earth Month, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on all we accomplished last year, especially in regards to the pandemic emergency response measures we were able to implement with your support.
Health In Harmony teams have worked as first responders to support communities at the frontline of the climate and nature crisis in Indonesia, Madagascar, and Brazil. For each emergency, we conducted assessments and rapid Radical Listening exercises to ensure that the strategy and response prioritized existing community needs.
We have rapidly worked to meet the increasing demands COVID-19 has created by supplying medical equipment, vaccines, and economic stimulus programs. HIH teams have (and continue to) ensure communities have access to quality medical care while also working to prevent ecosystem damage as they struggle to cope with these disasters.
HIH also worked with other international nonprofits to advocate for the Biden administration and governments worldwide to think about comprehensive pandemic prevention that would work at the source to stop future pandemics from happening, rather than focusing investments on simply responding to COVID-19.
Key Facts and Figures from 2021:
- 3,970 COVID-19 vaccinations were administered across all locations
- 11,212 patient visits were conducted in Indonesia
- 7,721 patient visits were conducted in Madagascar
- 1,374 patient visits were conducted in Brazil
- 60.5 hectares of climate-critical rainforest were reforested in Indonesia and Madagascar
The Health In Harmony response to COVID-19 in Indonesia, Madagascar, and Brazil is a planetary health response. This approach mitigates both the health effects of COVID-19 and the economic effects of collapsing livelihoods, while addressing the climate crisis.
None of this would be possible without your support. Thank you!
For more results and information, check out the HIH 2021 Impact Report.
HIH Madagascar provides COVID-19 vaccinations