Make a tax deductible donation in Canada to help eradicate fistula. Forever.

The KBF Foundation Canada, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia and the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation are working together to raise funds in Canada for treatment of obstetric fistula injuries at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital.

Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation are pleased to advise that our Canada based friends and supporters can now make tax deductible donations in Canada to support Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. Donors will receive a tax receipt from KBF Foundation Canada.

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Two pioneering surgeons

Founded over 60 years ago by pioneering surgeons, Drs Catherine and Reg Hamlin, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia has treated more than 60,000 women to repair their fistula injury.

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia is working towards the eradication of obstetric fistula from Ethiopia by 2030.

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The Hamlin Model of Care – Transforming Lives

Obstetric fistula is a complex injury that requires special care. The physical and psychological consequences of this childbirth injury are debilitating and heartbreaking. The hole between the birth canal and the bladder or rectum leaves survivors leaking urine or faeces – and sometimes both – through their vagina. But if that wasn’t horrific enough, these women almost always endure the loss of their baby, social isolation, stigma and loss of dignity.

Dr Catherine Hamlin pioneered a complete treatment for women suffering obstetric fistulas. Surgical repair, rehabilitation and counselling all form the elements of what has been recognised as world-best practice in pre and postoperative fistula care.

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Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia today – there is still more work to be done

Today, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia is a healthcare network of over 550 Ethiopian staff servicing six hospitals, Desta Mender rehabilitation centre, the Hamlin College of Midwives and 80 Hamlin supported Midwifery Clinics. Hamlin is the reference organisation and leader in the fight to eradicate obstetric fistula around the world, blazing a trail for holistic treatment and care that empowers women to reassert their humanity, secure their health and well-being, and regain their roles in their families and communities.

Donors from around the world have made this progress possible. To help eradicate fistula forever, gifts can be made online by credit card, by check or wire transfer. 


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