Kybele Team Members, Dr. Medge Owen and Dr. Shahla Namak, along with Forsyth Country Day High School student,Chris Hawley were in San Francisco April 9-11 at the 2016 Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference (CUGH).
Dr. Namak (Wake Forest School of Medicine) gave a poster presentation on an abstract entitled
Kybele – Adding Post-partum Uterine Massage to Decrease Post-partum Bleeding in a Rural Armenia Hospital. Bridge Project Volunteer, Chris Hawley gave a poster presentation on an abstract entitled The Bridge Project: Linking US to Ghanaian Children to Foster Service and Education.
CUGH had 1100 abstracts submitted and 700 accepted. Of these 700, only 36 were selected for oral presentations and Dr. Medge Owen gave TWO of these oral presentations on Kybele’s work in Ghana! These two abstracts were also published in the UK medical journal, The Lancet.
- Implementation of a triage system to reduce wait time and prioritise care for high-risk obstetric patients in a regional hospital in Accra, Ghana
- Multi-tiered quality improvement strategy to reduce maternal and neonatal death in complex delivery systems in Ghana
Great job to all the Kybele Team Members who worked on these important projects!