Midwives are the gift of life-saving care.

No woman should suffer the agony and indignity of an obstetric fistula injury. Hamlin midwives provide life-saving care and support to women in rural communities.

Dagmawit ensures mothers have a safe pregnancy and birth.

The Hamlin College of Midwives is a centre of excellence for training midwives.

Upon graduation, Hamlin Midwives are deployed to Hamlin-supported rural midwifery clinics where they:

  • Save the lives of hundreds of mothers and babies every year
  • Dramatically reduce new cases of obstetric fistula
  • Increase the number of safe deliveries of newborn babies
  • Transform communities by supporting, nurturing and empowering women through education and trusting networks.

A message from Sister Konjit Kassahun

Sister Konjit is the new Dean of the Hamlin College of Midwives and she knows the challenges faced by Hamlin midwives and women living in rural settings.

“Hamlin midwives are competent in everything. They are capable to serve mothers. I want to thank our Australian supporters for their support. Please keep on supporting us.” – Dagmawit

Give the gift of life-saving midwifery care this Christmas. Please donate today.

Mahlet and Hamlin midwife, Dagmawit

Dagmawit visited Mahlet and her baby at home for a postnatal check-up.

Mahlet is 25 and lives in Teticha, a remote village 12 hours south of Addis Ababa. When she became pregnant, she attended antenatal appointments at the Teticha Hamlin-supported midwifery clinic. When the time came, she safely delivered her baby with skilled assistance from Hamlin midwife, Dagmawit.

“I delivered my baby boy without problem. His name is Desalegn. Me and my son feel so well. Dagmawit has given me quality care,” says Mahlet. 

Give the gift of life-saving midwifery care

Every woman, regardless of where she lives, deserves the skills and compassion of a skilled midwife like Dagmawit.

Make a tax-deductible donation to recruit, train and deploy more Hamlin midwives so women in rural areas can give birth safely.

Impact of the Hamlin College of Midwives

Your donation this Christmas will help train more Hamlin midwives to ensure mothers deliver their babies safely and fistulas are prevented.

“Midwifery I believe is the answer – to put a well-trained midwife in every village of Ethiopia would soon eradicate obstetric fistula.”

 – Dr Catherine Hamlin

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