Kybele is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 2001 that promotes safe child birth worldwide through medical education partnerships. The organization recruits multidisciplinary medical volunteers (faculty, fellows, and upper-level residents) from abroad to partner with local experts to find innovative solutions to local health care needs. Kybele has accumulated wide-ranging expertise through successful operations in Turkey, Croatia, Ghana, Georgia, Armenia, Egypt, Romania and Mongolia. Kybele selects countries having a sufficient medical infrastructure to support and sustain improvements after training. Interventions are targeted at the provider level to improve medical and nursing standards of health care. Kybele faculty model compassion and multidisciplinary teamwork, while working alongside local colleagues within the existing hospital infrastructure demonstrating that patient care can improve even with limited resources.
Integral to this effort, Kybele builds long-term relationships, cultural awareness, and trust with local health care teams. The organization also sponsors carefully selected physicians and nurses from host countries to visit North American and European hospitals for short observation periods of childbirth-related medical care. During and following the programs, Kybele trainers remain a constant resource for host countries and monitors health care improvements.