Devex Article Explores East Meets West Merger Strategy
The 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.
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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.
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.
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