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WHY KYBELE?  AN INTERVIEW WITH KYBELE BOARD MEMBERS DR. SHAHLA NAMAK
As we continue to celebrate our 20th anniversary year, Kybele board member Dr. Shahla Namak shares her Why Kybele Story. Originally from Iraq, Dr. Namak’s personal history and experience as a physician living through two wars allows her to meet our Kybele partners in other locations with true empathy. In addition, for Dr. Namak, her ability to give back – leading education and seeing the results first-hand – brings her a sense of joy and fulfillment. Copyright © 2021 Kybele, Inc.

WHY KYBELE?  AN INTERVIEW WITH WHY KYBELE?  AN INTERVIEW WITH KYBELE STAFF MEMBERS KIMBER WHANGER & ERIN PFEIFFER

In honor of our 20th Anniversary year, Kybele has created a series of video interviews about Kybele’s work. This video was shot and edited by Kybele Media Consultant,  Dayne Logan and features Kybele staff members, Kimber Whanger and Erin Pfeiffer.  Copyright © 2021 Kybele, Inc.

THE BRIDGE PROJECT

The Bridge Project is a community outreach limb of Kybele designed to serve at-risk girls in Ghana through education. This video highlights a true example of students serving students, with testaments of the impact The Bridge Project made on both American and Ghanaian youth. (March 2016)

FRIVOLOUS THINGS

Video summary of Kybele’s work and impact in Ghana, displaying the initial hospital conditions at Ridge Regional Hospital when Kybele began work there. These conditions sadly are representative of many health institutions in Ghana. (May 2015)

KYBELE ON SERBIA NEWS

TV News Channel 9 in Novi Sad did a short clip on the Kybele team visit to Serbia.
(June 2015) 

KYBELE ON SERBIA NEWS

Serbian Host, Dr. Borislava Pujic and Fulbright Scholar and Kybele-Serbia Team Member, Dr. Craig Palmer were interviewed on Serbian television program.  (June 2015)

KYBELE TRIAGE TRAINING 
PROGRAM IN GHANA

This video was created by Kathi Barnhill, Walidah Muhammed, and Joe Jowers as part of a larger documentary film project created in 2013/2014.  This video shows the triage training process (the first of its kind in Ghana) using methods created by Kybele at Ridge Regional Hospital. (January 2015)

DR. MEDGE OWEN WINS 
GLOBAL HEALTH AWARD

Dr. Medge Owen, a professor at Wake Forest School of Medicine and an obstetric anesthesiologist at Forsyth Medical Center, received The Global Women’s Health Award from the Maya Angelou Center for Women’s Health and Wellness in Winston-Salem for her work with Kybele. (September 2012)

NORTH CAROLINA STUDENTS 
VISIT GHANA

Riders from Cash Lovell Riding Academy and students from Forsyth Country Day School in Winston-Salem, NC visit with the former First Lady of Ghana. These students, along with their peers, members of the Kybele team, and Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc. an international adoption agency, collaborated to bring computer equipment, medical supplies, school supplies, and other materials to several local Ghanaian schools and an orphanage. 
(November 2012)

TV STATION HIGHLIGHTS KYBELE AND THE WORK OF DR MEDGE OWN

Award winning videographer, Larry Hatteberg, traveled to Ghana with Kybele to highlight the work of Dr. Medge Owen and the Kybele Team. This video was part of a two-part series shown on local Kansas television. (September 2010)

THANK YOU KYBELE

Video by Larry Hatteberg. Thanks to Kybele, Douglas Dewhurst and his wife now have a healthy son. (September 2010)

KYBELE PROVIDES LINENS TO HOSPITAL

High school student, Julie Jenner from Texas traveled with Kybele as part of the Linen Drive Project.  She created this video of her experience in Ghana.  The Linen Drive Project was a collaboration to provide bed linens, towels, layettes, drapes, and other linens for use at Ridge Hospital, Accra. (June 2008)

KYBELE TESTIMONIAL FROM GHANA

A Ghanaian nurse gives testimony to the work of Kybele. Video produced by Larry Hatteberg.(September 2010)

LEARN ABOUT KYBELE

Kybele informational video made possible with assistance from Mary Dalton, Assoc. Prof. of Communication, Wake Forest University and Ellen Hendrix, LLC. (January 2007)

KYBELE IN GHANA NEWS

Kybele receives coverage on Ghana television news. (January 2007)

KYBELE IN CROATIA NEWS

Kybele receives coverage on Croatia national television. (September 2005)

KYBELE IN TURKISH NEWS

Kybele was highlighted on national Turkish news.  In this live painless birth, a mother is able to witness, pain free, the joy of childbirth with the help of the Kybele team, including Turkish doctors. The coverage includes a mother’s testimony to the painless birth and the happiness it brings her. She expresses the hope that all women can have the same experience that the Kybele team has provided her. (2004)

KYBELE STORY ON PODCAST 

Kybele Founder and Director, Dr. Medge Owen, was interviewed by Justin Harvey on the Anesthesia Success podcast. Dr. Owen shares poignant stories of Kybele’s formation and early history as well as how the organization has grown and expanded in its work to work with local champions to make the world safer for mothers and babies. (April 2020)

KKYBELE IN UKRAINIAN NEWS

Kybele team leader Oleg Turkot was interviewed on Ukrainian news in 2019 regarding Kybele’s new program initiatives to improve obstetric anesthesia care. Work has begun with two hospitals in Ternopil, a city in western Ukraine.

Kybele’s Honors the International Day of the Girls

In 2011, United Nations General Assembly declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. Kybele highlighted our own history through this social media video. 

Kybele’s Executive Director and Founder, Dr. Medge Owen, receives prestigious 2019 Goddard Distinguished Alumni and Staff Award

The Goddard Education Foundation established the Goddard Distinguished Alumni and Friends of Public Education Award to celebrate, honor, and recognize the service, success, and achievements of Goddard Public Schools alumni, staff, and friends who are making a difference. In April 2019, Kybele’s Executive Director and Founder, Dr. Medge Owen, received the prestigious 2019 Distinguished Alumni and Staff Award, entering into the Goddard Education Foundation Hall of Fame.

KYBELE STORY ON PODCAST

 Kybele Founder and Director, Dr. Medge Owen, was interviewed by Justin Harvey on the Anesthesia Success podcast. Dr. Owen shares poignant stories of Kybele’s formation and early history as well as how the organization has grown and expanded in its work to work with local champions to make the world safer for mothers and babies. (April 2020)