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Increasing international cooperation and communication

2017 Maya Angelou International Women’s Health Summit
A State, National and Global Priority

In order to make a real and sustainable difference in the health of communities as a whole, the global health program of the Novant Health Women's health and wellness center will improve the awareness of gender disparities in the health of women and girls, provide education, and enhance clinical wellness through best practice and research globally.

Women everywhere need access to quality healthcare that meets their diverse needs. The 2017 Maya Angelou International Women's Health Summit designed for the community and healthcare providers to understand ways to help women live longer, healthier lives.


International collaboration agreement signed with Kybele, Inc.

We are pleased to announce that we have entered a collaborative agreement with Kybele, Inc.

Kybele is involved in creating healthcare partnerships that work toward the goal of preventing childbirth-related injury and death that affect millions of women and newborns each year. Their work has been published in numerous journals and publications.

Learn more about Kybele's published research »

The agreement was signed by Kybele President Dr. Medge Owen and Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center President Denise Mihal on September 1, 2014. This agreement will formalize program collaboration and outreach opportunities for Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center staff.

Female Indian doctor talking to female patientThis collaboration enables increased cooperation and communication to reach beyond the boundaries of the United States and identify host country collaborations with the goal of improving healthcare and disease prevention for women. This resource will enable host country collaborations requesting clinical care and prevention programs; work with government agencies, non-government agencies, corporations and individuals in host countries to identify gender healthcare discrepancies and reduce the discrepancy gap. The goals are to address aspects of women's health that are important to each global collaborator, assess current outcomes, determine availability and access to healthcare, prevention and education and to focus on programs to reduce mortality and morbidity in women and newborns.

In addition, Dr. Owen, the President of Kybele, Inc., has been named Medical Director of Global Health. She will develop global health programs of joint interest such as enhancing and advancing current global women's health work and supervising structured and meaningful global health field experiences for Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center’s faculty and staff.