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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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EMW Receives Ronald McDonald House Charities Grant:
Oral Health Program to Serve 200,000 Children in Vietnam
January 28, 2014 - Exciting news! East Meets West was one of nine organizations awarded a generous grant by Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), which today announced the disbursement of over $3 million in funds to programs that address pressing children’s health issues around the world.
EMW received $399,500 to ensure quality dental services and oral health education for more than 200,000 children through the establishment of a train-the-trainer network of health workers in Vietnam.
Read about the RMHC grants here. Learn about EMW’s oral hygiene project here.