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  • Alam Sehat Lestari- a clinic in Sukadana, West Kalimantan, Borneo, where families are able to trade health care for labor on income-generating projects
  • two hours from Ketapang airport
  • 3 beds available (larger facility being built)
  • 2 FT physicians see 25-35 complicated patients each day

Disease Spectrum

  • Malaria, tuberculosis, pertussis, diabetes, asthma, seizure disorders, psychiatric diseases - advanced stages of many common and rare diseases.

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Primary responsibility is bedside teaching with junior Indonesian doctors
  • Inpatient: little- At most we have 3 in-patients and these are cared for by the nurses. Rarely there may be some night time responsibilities
  • Outpatient: Very full; estimates that most would be admitted in US
  • Community outreach: Frequent community meetings both for environmental protection and health promotion
  • Frequent home visits
  • No taking call
  • No ER to staff
  • No ICU

Residents Accepted from:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Length of Rotation

  • Minimum of six weeks, including travel from US


  • Reimbursement Award amount: $3000
  • Shared housing available with our Indonesian staff and other volunteers
  • No language requirements, our Indonesian physicians speak English
  • Paperwork: Indonesian visa
  • Excluded dates: break at the end of Ramadan and the end of December.
  • Only one scholar at a time will be scheduled at this site. Accompanying visitors must be approved by Health In Harmony staff in advance.

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A Life's Work in Indonesia
Yale Medicine, Autumn 2008