Devex Article Explores East Meets West Merger Strategy

John Anner in Da NangThe merger between East Meets West and Blue Planet Network is the subject of a recent piece published in the Devex Business Insight series. "How a midsize NGO creates 'mergers from strength and power'" explores East Meets West 's strategic use of mergers to create a family of larger, stronger, more financially stable organizations.

EMW President John Anner and Blue Planet Network Executive Director Lisa Nash are quoted extensively, as is Coach for College founder Parker Goyer, whose education program will officially become part of EMW in September of this year. 

Read the full article here.

Firefly Phototherapy Comes to Myanmar

Jaundice is a common condition in newborns. Severe jaundice, left untreated, can result in disability or even death. A new blog post on the Center for Health Market Innovations website describes how East Meets West and partners are pioneering the innovative Firefly phototherapy machine to treat jaundice in Myanmar.


Huyen's Story

Three years ago, Cao Phuong Thi Huyen was at risk of dropping out of high school due to financial pressure, her dream of becoming a teacher all but derailed.

Then an EMW scholarship program supported by the World Bank gave Huyen and 8,000 other students in Vietnam the chance to realize their academic potential. 

Watch this short video or click here for the full article.




Lisa Nash, Blue Planet Network CEO

EMW President John Anner and Blue Planet Network Executive Director Lisa Nash will head to Oxford, England to join 1,000 of the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs, thought leaders and strategic partners at the 2014 Skoll World Forum, April 9 - 11. The forum is the premier international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. 


Lisa Nash, Blue Planet Network CEO

EMW was represented at the March 24 - 28 WASH for Everyone Everywhere Conference in Australia by WASH Solutions Vice President Minh Chau Nguyen and Senior Advisor Per Ljung. Also attending and pictured above are (left) Georgia Davis, Blue Planet Network Community Manager and (right) Ha Thi Thu Huong WASH Regional Program Manager.  


Lisa Nash, Blue Planet Network CEOGlobal Health Program Development Officer Sameera Chilakapati was in NYC in February to represent Breath of Life at a special session on private sector engagement in the Every Newborn Action Plan -- the first global roadmap to ending preventable newborn deaths. 


EMW is collaborating with Kiva, the world's first and largest microlending website, to make up to $1 million in credit available to benefit disadvantaged communities worldwide.
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Help bring access to clean water and hygiene education to thousands of people in Vietnam's Mekong Delta.
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EMW is a top notch NGO. Believe me, I have seen many NGOs, and EMW stands out. I am supporting a program that is consistent with the foundation’s mission, but I am also supporting an organization that can deliver services to the poor excellently.”

Robert Lemelson,
Vice President, The Lemelson Foundation  

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East Meets West has invested more than $105 million in serving disadvantaged people and communities over the last 25 years. We work hard to keep our costs down. Read more.



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