Midwives from Ghana were in Winston-Salem last weekend to observe and learn new skills. Their visit was arranged by Kybele, a nonprofit organization that tries to improve childbirth conditions throughout the world, particularly in developing countries. Dr. Medge Owen, a professor of obstetric anesthesia at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, started Kybele about 10 years ago.
Since then, it has started long-term projects in such countries as Georgia, Croatia and Ghana. In Ghana, Kybele has formed a partnership with the government to establish three centers that will serve as models for maternal health care.
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