World Health Day
World Health Day has been observed every year on April 7 since 1950 and this year the theme is; “Building a Fairer, Healthier World”
The Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve floating clinic makes a significant contribution in helping us to achieve this goal.
Inhabitants in developing countries are subject to illnesses that are usually a result of unclean water & poor sanitation, along with limited access to medical personnel in a place where there is a high risk of contracting infectious and severe diseases that are often left untreated.
The Rimba Raya floating clinic provides a way for us to reach people in need of these primary health services, however without the hard work and commitment of dedicated healthcare professionals who make significant contributions to improve the health standards of our community, our goal of providing effective health services would not be possible.
Providing access to health care is only part of the equation.
We need to ensure that these services remain consistent and address the needs of people in each village located in the project area. It's also important to use the health outreach visits as an opportunity to help educate community members in better selfcare; such as eating a balanced diet, providing children with appropriate nutrition, drinking clean water and by taking preventative healthcare measures.
In this initiative, the importance of partnerships cannot be overstated.
We have developed strong relationships with local & regional government, who enable us employ their medical professionals for the visits into the project area and support us in the logistics of obtaining the necessary medication.
Our business partners contribute by investing in this and all our initiatives through their purchase of carbon credits.
Our team members in the office and on the ground who coordinate everything so that it runs smoothly from start to finish, and the Community Development team that help us to gain a better understanding of the needs of community members and reassure them that they are our top priority.
The community in the project who are patient as we expand and develop this initiative, who tell us what is needed and who are eager to learn more so they can contribute in a meaningful way.
Sustainable development goals
"The SDGs reflect a new understanding that today’s health and development challenges are increasingly complex, integrated and interlinked. SDG 3 exclusively addresses health, but health in the SDGs goes beyond SDG 3, with core health issues also residing in other goals. All SDGs influence – and are influenced by – health. Achieving health in the SDGs so that no one is left behind is a central tenet of the SDGs. It requires whole-of-system, whole-of-government and whole-of-society approaches, which brings together various government sectors, civil society, academia, development partners and communities."- World Health Organization
The introduction of the Sustainable Development Goals, has already had a positive impact in developing countries. These goals work towards making a significant improvement in the quality of life of all stakeholders.
Our project, Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve has been verified (Verra SD VISta) as contributing to all 17 of the UN SDGs, we remain dedicated to the continued fulfillment of these goals and providing health services continues to be one of our top priorities.