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Mamitu Gashe

Meet our Clinical Team: Mamitu Gashe

Mamitu Gashe: One of the world’s preeminent fistula surgeons Beloved by all at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, Mamitu Gashe is known for her remarkable journey to become one of the world’s great fistula surgeons. In 1989, along with Drs Reg and Catherine Hamlin, Mamitu Gashe won the Gold Medal for surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons […]...

July 13th, 2021 Read More
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See How Your Monthly Donations Help

Thank you to our regular givers! Thank you to all of our regular supporters, YOU are amazing! You are helping to change lives every day. Your monthly donations provide Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia with a reliable and sustainable income which helps us plan well into the future and that means the world. You are part of […]...

July 12th, 2021 Read More

Regular Giver Sam Helps Make the World Go Round!

We caught up with long-standing Hamlin supporter and regular giver Sam about why she supports the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation through regular donations. Thank you to Sam and to all of our Hamlin regular givers who are the backbone of our organisation, helping to keep the doors of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s hospitals open. Every month […]...

July 12th, 2021 Read More

Understanding Population Trends in Ethiopia Through SDGs

An important tool in systematically eradicating obstetric fistula is understanding the state of women’s health and development. Through the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) data dashboard, we can better understand population trends in Ethiopia and how to appropriately meet the maternal health needs of women in Ethiopia. This data – and Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s work […]...

July 8th, 2021 Read More
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The Hamlin Midwives Alumni Network

What is the Hamlin Midwives Alumni Network? Established in 2018 by Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s partner GreenLamp in Switzerland, the Hamlin Midwives Alumni Network (HMAN) is a network for ongoing professional development for Hamlin Midwives. Any midwives who have graduated from Hamlin College of Midwives are invited to participate, they are encouraged  to lead and organise […]...

July 8th, 2021 Read More

Hamlin-trained FIGO Fistula Fellows: Dr Claude Idring’i Malasi

This blog is based on the FIGO profile ‘Stories from FIGO’s Fistula Fellows – DRC‘ about Dr Claude Idring’i Malasi. The scope and devastation of obstetric fistula sadly extends beyond Ethiopia. As the global centre of excellence and reference organisation for fistula treatment and care, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia leads the fight to eradicate fistula around […]...

July 5th, 2021 Read More

Serving a Local and Global Community: Jeanette’s lifetime of giving

Throughout her life, Jeanette Schofield has strived to find new ways to give back. For four decades, Jeanette has been supporting the work of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia through fundraising in her local community. In doing so, Jeanette has given back to our global community. Her support, and the support of her late husband Ronald, has […]...

July 1st, 2021 Read More
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Hamlin Impact Report: March-May 2021

Treatment results this year continue to be very encouraging. Hamlin's medical team continues to meet and exceed all treatment targets as momentum to eradicate obstetric fistula from Ethiopia once and for all gains pace....

June 29th, 2021 Read More

After Seven Difficult Years, Hope for Saliati

Saliati grew up in a remote village, where misconceptions about medical care had made the community wary of maternal health services. As a result, she endured an obstructed labour without help and needlessly suffered from a debilitating obstetric fistula injury. For seven long years, Saliati was hidden from her community, until she was found by […]...

June 22nd, 2021 Read More

Able to Hug Her Children Once More: Genet’s journey

Genet’s world was shattered when she suffered an obstetric fistula injury. Near the remote village of Konta Koysha in southern Ethiopia, Genet spent five long months in agony, leaking urine, abandoned by her husband and isolated from her friends and neighbours. Over the course of three short weeks at Hamlin’s Yirgalem Fistula Hospital, Genet’s world […]...

June 15th, 2021 Read More

Denise’s Hens for Hamlin Raises $50,000!

For the last seven years, Denise Pratt has been knitting Hens for Hamlin. What started with Denise selling a handful of papier-mâché chickens has grown into an online community supporting Denise and the movement to eradicate obstetric fistula. Recently, Denise reached the incredible target of raising $50,000 for fistula patients in Ethiopia! Determined to make […]...

June 1st, 2021 Read More