Hamlin Impact Report: July 2023- February 2024

We’re pleased to share our latest Treatment Impact report with you, showing the outcomes achieved by Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s dedicated clinical team from July 2023 to February 2024

A total of 2,581 life-changing surgeries were performed at Hamlin’s Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital and five regional fistula hospitals in Mekele, Yirgalem, Metu, Harar and Bahir Dar. 

This year commenced with Catherine Hamlin’s 100th birthday celebrations in Ethiopia, attended by local and international dignitaries including the Australian Ambassador for Ethiopia, Julia Nisbett. 

These special events culminated in a workshop for international surgical experts at Hamlin’s Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital from 5 – 7 February 2024. Jointly organised by Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia and FIGO (International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics), this workshop was attended by world-renowned fistula surgeons and professors including Judith Goh from Australia.

Finally, I’m excited to report that Project Zero was launched in Didessa Woreda (district) on 13th February 2024, following the hugely successful pilot in Ale Woreda last year. This groundbreaking program will be rolled out to two further woredas before the end of the year.

As always, thank you for your compassion and ongoing support for women in Ethiopia.

The Treatment Dashboard is used to record 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 fistula hospitals. Click here to see our full Treatment Dashboard.

Below are some key data points of impact made at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s hospitals in the months from July 2023 to February 2024:

Patient treatment at Hamlin is only possible thanks to you, our supporters – thank you. Click here to learn more about the Hamlin Clinical Team’s incredible work treating fistula patients.

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