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A journey to healing: Abebech’s story

Abebech's story is like that of the 31,000 women living in Ethiopia with untreated fistula injuries. Her painful, obstructed labour went on for five days. Luckily for Abebech, she was found by Hamlin Patient Identification Officer and her story changed. ...

December 16th, 2022 Read More
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Groundbreaking initiative places women’s empowerment first, as Dr Catherine Hamlin’s ‘Joy Village’ turns 20 years old.

Press release: A ground-breaking initiative in Ethiopia is aiming to empower women who have faced years of social isolation and suffering due to devastating fistula injuries, and therefore struggle to make an income independently. The Women’s Empowerment Program at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s Desta Mender (founded by pioneering Australian Dr Catherine Hamlin) is training survivors of […]...

October 27th, 2022 Read More
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20 years of Desta Mender

2022 marks 20 years since Catherine established Desta Mender, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s Rehabilitation and Reintegration Centre....

October 14th, 2022 Read More
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From patient to proud businesswoman

Leyat and her husband Amarech spent all their money searching for a cure for Leyat’s obstetric fistula injuries. Her life changed when she arrived at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. ...

October 13th, 2022 Read More
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New equipment ordered thanks to you

In September 2022, we held our first ever Giving Day to raise funds for vital medical equipment at Hamlin's regional Fistula hospitals. By 8pm, something amazing had happened. ...

October 6th, 2022 Read More