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Meet Baby Goodman

Nana Kwajo Twumasi Ankrah


Paul and Lucy Ankrah have been happily married in Ghana for many years. After years of attempting to grow their family, they decided to try in-vitro fertilization. Lucy was overjoyed when she finally became pregnant! All was well until her water unexpectedly broke during her 27th week of pregnancy. 


She reported to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital for evaluation. The doctors on duty wanted to perform an urgent Cesarean delivery for fear of infection since Lucy was not in labor. Dr. David Goodman, obstetrician-gynecologist with Kybele, became involved. 


He worked closely with the local team to help them better understand that the risk of infection must be carefully weighed against other risks of preterm delivery. Dr. Goodman reassured the local team that Baby Ankrah was best left in utero with careful monitoring. 


Once Lucy passed the 31st week of pregnancy, the team proceeded with a successful Cesarean delivery. Baby Ankrah spent several days in the hospital’s Baby Unit and went home healthy.


Members of the Kybele team were invited to baby Ankrah’s naming ceremony – a Ghanaian cultural ceremony typically attended by family and friends. Meet Goodman Nana Ankrah. The baby was named after Kybele’s own Dr. David Goodman, who made an immeasurable difference for this family.


Learn more about our recent efforts in Ghana.

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Ukraine Crisis Update


The Kybele team, with leadership by Dr. Oleg Turkot, continues to rapidly respond to the Ukraine crisis - even as it changes hourly.

To learn more about our efforts, read his latest write on his trip to Ukraine.

“There were many heartbreaking and terrifying moments during this trip, but I am immensely impressed with the will of the Ukrainian people and their ability to overcome hardship.” - Dr. Turkot

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Showcasing our Proven Obstetric Triage Implementation Package

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Thanks to the support and collective funding from the Saving Lives at Birth partners, the Kybele team developed an obstetric triage implementation package (OTIP) for high-volume referral hospitals. 


The goal of the package is to equip hospitals with a framework to save preventable maternal and newborn deaths that occur from the delay in receiving the life-saving care they need. In low-resource countries, patients often arrive at hospitals late, in compromised states, and wait for hours in line to receive care that is based on a first-come, first-served model. 


The OTIP package includes interactive scenario-based training and a toolkit including a patient wristband system and acuity chart to identify women as high-, intermediate-, or low-risk and a time-saving triage assessment, diagnosis, and treatment guide, which is critical to their survival. 


Our change package has been rolled out to ten referral hospitals in Ghana, impacting thousands of women and their babies who received the timely, quality care they needed.


OTIP is funded & supported by:


With special thanks to the M. Jean Fisher donor advised fund and the Loup-Westphal family.

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