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2016 Atlee Lecture ‑ Global health system strengthening: Strategies for improving maternal and newborn care
Date: Wed. Nov. 9, 2016 @ 6pm
Location: Lindsay Room, 2nd floor Halifax Central Library, Spring Garden Rd.
Featuring: Medge Owen, MD Director, Office of Global Health & Professor, Anesthesiology, Wake Forest University, North Carolina.
Dr. Owen uses her medical training and passion for foreign travel to work worldwide improving maternal and newborn safety during childbirth. Dr. Owen is involved in global outreach at many levels including the Obstetric Anesthesia committee of the World Federation Societies of Anesthesia, The American Society of Anesthesiology Global Humanitarian Outreach Committee. In addition, she spearheaded and chaired the International Outreach Committee for the Society for Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology and is still a committee member. She has also been named the Director of Global Maternal and Infant Health Programs at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Owen believes that women worldwide deserve the right to safe and comfortable childbirth. She is determined to make that happen.
Dr. Owen is the founder of Kybele, a non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to improving childbirth safety worldwide through educational partnerships. The role of Kybele is to bring professional medical teams into host countries, to work alongside doctors and nurses in their home hospitals, to improve healthcare standards. Kybele volunteers model teamwork and compassion in real life and death situations, sharing knowledge when it matters the most.
For more information contact: Megan.Chipp@nshealth.ca
Presented by Dalhousie University’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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