Hamlin Impact Report: January-February 2021

Patient after surgery

January- February 2021

We are delighted to share the latest impact report on treatment delivered at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia during January and February 2021. The results so far this year are very encouraging. Hamlin’s medical team continues to meet and exceed all treatment targets as momentum to eradicate obstetric fistula once and for all gains pace.

Hamlin’s Patient Identification Program to find women living with historical fistula injuries recommenced at the end of January. As a result, the number of outpatients increased from 512 outpatients in January to 572 outpatients at Hamlin hospitals in February. Hamlin’s surgical team operated on 200 patients in February, a 59% increase on the 126 patients operated on in January.

A vital tool in making the best decisions

The extraordinary medical professionals at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia have made significant progress so far this year. Their unwavering determination to continue Dr Catherine Hamlin’s work is an inspiration to all. The results so far this year are very encouraging, given the continued impact of COVID-19 on patient flow.

Hamlin’s Treatment Dashboard records patient admission rates, the number and type of surgical procedures undertaken, the fistula closure rate, the incontinence cure rate, and the number of patients and outpatients discharged at each of Hamlin’s six hospitals. Through regular updates to the dashboard, Hamlin’s Management and Clinical Teams can monitor and evaluate each hospital’s performance. By collating this data, the Hamlin Team can make informed, timely decisions on each hospital’s treatment program.

Below are key data points from Hamlin’s hospitals from January and February of this year.

Click here to view the full Treatment Dashboard.

Understanding the power of your donations

Hamlin’s work – from finding, treating and rehabilitating fistula patients, to educating and deploying midwives – is only possible thanks to the ongoing commitment and generosity of Hamlin supporters. That’s why it is important for our supporters to understand what is happening at Hamlin hospitals. Moreover, you can see the impact of your support first-hand. As the Management and Clinical teams at each of Hamlin’s hospitals update their data, this information will be passed onto our supporters through regular updates of the Treatment Dashboard. You can view the results of the previous Hamlin Impact Report (November-December) here.

A fistula patient laughing in the gardens of Hamlin's Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital

Click here to learn more about Hamlin’s Clinical Team and their work in treating fistula patients.

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