Obstetric fistula robs a woman of her life.
YOUR donation can help give it back

Smiling Rahmete outside
Rahmete, former fistula patient 

Imagine being robbed of your life at only 20 years old.

This was Rahmete’s reality. She laboured for three agonising days at home before being taken to the nearest medical clinic for treatment. She was heartbroken to discover that her baby had died and that she had suffered an obstetric fistula injury that left her leaking urine.

Fistula patient Rahmete in hospital bed
Rahmete, former fistula patient

Rahmete lived hidden with a fistula for five years, not knowing help was available. Until she heard about Hamlin’s Metu Fistula Hospital on the radio.

Restoring lives and dignity in Metu – Hamlin’s youngest regional fistula hospital.

Every woman deserves kindness, compassion and quality care. YOUR donation today will ensure that Hamlin regional fistula hospitals like Metu can continue to transform women’s lives.

“Thank you to the Australian people who are donating to our life-changing service and activities. You are not only fixing a woman’s life, but also her family’s, the community they live in and her country at large” says Dr Zahra Sualih, obstetrician gynaecologist and fistula surgeon at Hamlin’s regional fistula hospital in Metu, southwestern Ethiopia. 

“Mourning the stillbirth of their only child, incontinent of urine, ashamed of their offensiveness, often spurned by their husbands, homeless, unemployable, except in the fields, they endure, they exist, without friends and without hope. They bear their sorrows in silent shame. Their miseries, untreated, are utter, lonely and lifelong.”

 – Dr Catherine Hamlin

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