Devex Examines Outdoor Equipment Company’s Evolution Into Global Health Innovation
Devex: How a partnership led an outdoor equipment company to start a new division
“When Mountain Safety Research, an outdoor equipment manufacturer, donated gear following the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia, the team started to ask whether some of its products might be adapted to meet the needs of remote villages. A deep partnership with PATH, a Seattle-based nonprofit focused on global health innovation, evolved over time and eventually led MSR to launch a global health division last May. The launch of MSR Global Health coincided with the release of its debut product, a chlorine device now being piloted in Kenya and Mali…” (Cheney, 1/15).