Kybele is a non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to improving childbirth conditions worldwide. The OAA is committed to supporting Kybele, both financially and in providing lecturers for the overseas teaching programmes. Visit the Kybele website. The OAA's representative is Dr Vicki Clark (contact through OAA Secretariat or via the member's area 'search').
Typically, a multi-national team spend two weeks in a location where they provide both formal and hands-on tuition in relevant obstetric anaesthetic techniques. Recent visits have been to Mongolia, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia and Egypt.
Read about the group visiting Georgia and Armenia in 2007 (courtesy of Simon Millar and Anaesthesia News)
Kybele is growing with about 70 core medics and has worthwhile trips particularly to Ghana in the last year. There have also been projects to Serbia, Armenia (Gordon Yuill, Simon Millar and Lisa Councilman from the UK) and Serbia. Egypt (February) was cancelled due to the political unrest (Bernhard Heidemann, Craig Grice and Vicki Clark were to go).
In April 2008 three OAA members (Vicki Clark, Ratnasabapathy Sashidharan and David Levy) were part of the group (pictured below) lecturing and teaching in Egypt.