Like many pregnant women living in remote parts of Ethiopia, Genet experienced childbirth at home without a midwife to help her.
After enduring an agonising obstructed labour, Genet lost her baby and sustained horrific – preventable – childbirth injuries.
For almost three years, Genet hid in agony and shame.
If a Hamlin Midwife had been present, Genet’s suffering, grief and loneliness could have been prevented.
No woman should suffer from preventable childbirth injuries. Will you make a generous donation this Christmas to give every mother a safe delivery?
The past two years was the most difficult time in life. I still feel the pain when thinking about it.Genet
Your tax-deductible Christmas gift will help to recruit and train more Hamlin Midwives and deploy them to Hamlin-supported midwifery clinics to ensure every woman has access to timely midwifery care.
With a Hamlin Midwife by her side, a woman and her baby are in safe hands.
Let’s work together to make Catherine’s dream a reality – a midwife in every village of Ethiopia and a safe delivery for every mother.
A Hamlin Midwife like Hareg is the difference between life and death
Catherine’s vision is to ensure that women in Ethiopia have access to quality healthcare to prevent fistula injuries.
Hareg, a recent Hamlin Midwife graduate, has been deployed to a Hamlin-supported midwifery clinic near her home in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. Here, her midwifery skills are desperately needed as many pregnant women have not been able to access maternal health services during the brutal civil war.
Last year, Hamlin Midwives safely delivered 18,806 babies and prevented countless fistulas and neonatal deaths. There was not one maternal death in a clinic where a Hamlin Midwife was placed.
Since opening in 2007, over 250 Hamlin Midwives have graduated from the Hamlin College of Midwives. Every student is on a full Hamlin scholarship to complete a rigorous 4-year BSc Midwifery degree, funded by generous supporters like you.
Your support this Christmas will help recruit, train and deploy more Hamlin Midwives like Hareg.
Serving the childbearing mothers is not only important for the mother, it is also important for her family, for the society, and for the country at large, because women are the backbone.Hareg Gebrewahad, Hamlin Midwife graduate
Midwifery I believe is the answer – to put a well-trained midwife in every village would soon eradicate obstetric fistula.Dr Catherine Hamlin