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Kiva and East Meets West Announce Partnership: $1 Million to Be Made Available to Poor Families

October 3, 2013 - East Meets West just kicked off a partnership with the highly effective crowdfunding organization Kiva, which lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity and alleviate poverty worldwide. Read more...



8,145 Disadvantaged Students Benefit from Three-Year GPOBA Education Program ($3 million USD):  Results demonstrate success of output-based aid in Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam - September 24, 2013 - Today, East Meets West (EMW) convened a workshop entitled, “Improving educational outcomes for disadvantaged students using Output-Based Aid" as part of a closing ceremony for the “Upper Secondary Education Enhancement” Project, also referred to as the GPOBA Education Program. Read more...



East Meets West to Merge with Blue Planet Network: Combined Organization Positioned to Drive Innovation and Results across Water and Sanitation Sector

August 29, 2013 - East Meets West (EMW) and Blue Planet Network have signed a definitive agreement to merge, bringing together EMW's market-leading "pay for performance" water and sanitation (WASH) programs, and Blue Planet Network's unique online collaboration and impact analysis platform.   Read more...



Adventurers from The Great Honda 67 Ride Hand oOver $219,156 to East Meets West for Newborn and Maternal Health in Quang Nam

Da Nang, Vietnam - July 25, 2013 - Today, four entrepreneurial and adventurous sons of New Zealand handed over a donation of over $219,156 to East Meets West, an American nongovernmental organization operating in Vietnam, to carry out a three-year project to improve healthcare services for women and newborn babies in central Vietnam.  Read more...


UK-based Prudential Group Commits $49,000 to EMW to Improve Neonatal Intensive Care in the Mekong Delta

HCMC, Vietnam - March 6, 2013 - Representatives of the Prudential Group and Prudence Foundation today handed over a check for $49,000 (over 1 billion VND) to EMW’s Breath of Life program  to fund essential technology and training for doctors and nurses at four major referral hospitals in the Mekong Delta. Read more...


Talisman and EMW Provide School Drinking Water Systems and Latrines for 1,000 in Binh Dinh

Binh Dinh, Vietnam - September 20, 2012 - Representatives of Talisman Vietnam, EMW, the Department of Education and Training, and the Study Promotion Association of Phu My District in Binh Dinh Province celebrated the handover of a drinking water system and latrines for two secondary schools. Read more...


 

Two Unique Running Events in Hanoi to Support INSPIRE Sports

Hanoi, Vietnam - September 4, 2012 - In September 2012, East Meets West is working in cooperation with the Hanoi Hash House Harriers and Sporting Republic to organize two unique running events. Read more...



East Meets West to Bring Improved Sanitation and Hygiene Practices to 1.7 Million in Vietnam, Cambodia

OAKLAND, CA - August 15, 2012 - East Meets West has received a US $10.9 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve sanitation and hygiene practices among the rural poor in Vietnam and Cambodia. Read more...


East Meets West Convenes Second GPOBA Education Conference 

DA NANG, VIETNAM - August 7, 2012 - Today, East Meets West (EMW) hosted the 2nd Annual Conference of the GPOBA Education Program, a tuition subsidy program benefitting 8,000 disadvantaged students from 12 provinces. Read more...


Twenty-Two Doctors and Nurses Trained in Cambodia in Newborn Care with Support from EMW and ANT

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA - August 6, 2012 - ANT Italy and East Meets West convened a five-day training on newborn care for 45 doctors and nurses from ten provincial hospitals today at the Mother and Child Health Centre (MCHC) in Phnom Penh. Read more...


East Meets West Selected as Official Charity for Landmark 72 Hanoi Vertical Run

HANOI, VIETNAM – August 3, 2012 – This September's Landmark 72 Hanoi Vertical Run will raise awareness and funds for EMW's INSPIRE Sport, a program that empowers people with disabilities through sports and recreation.  Read more...


EMW, VNPT, and Thanh Hoa Health Department Launch OHH Plus Program

THANH HOA, VIETNAM – June 29, 2012 – Thanh Hoa Provincial Department of Health, in collaboration with East Meets West (EMW), hosted an opening ceremony for the pilot project “Early detection and treatment of congenital heart defect in the community.” Read more...


Kon Tum Teachers Enhance Skills to Work with Disabled and Ethnic Minority Students

KON TUM, VIETNAM – June 14, 2012 – Over 250 teachers in Kon Tum province have completed an intensive teacher training program with a strong focus on the special needs of disabled and ethnic minority students as part of a three-year project to improve education in the Central Highlands with funding from the United Sates Agency for International Development (USAID). Read more...


Calvert Foundation Provides $500k in Financing to East Meets West

BETHESDA, MARYLAND – March 21, 2012 – Calvert Foundation is proud to announce a loan of $500,000 to East Meets West (EMW), an international organization working to improve the standard of living for low-income populations in Vietnam and other parts of Asia. Read more...


GE Healthcare Partners with East Meets West Foundation to Deliver Neonatal Care Technology in Rural and Developing Reigons

LAUREL, MARYLAND – November 17, 2011 – GE Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GE) today announced it will partner with the East Meets West Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving health outcomes for children in Asia, to distribute GE's Maternal Infant Care solutions in developing and rural reigons. Read more...



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