Newsletters

Our quarterly newsletters provide updates about the life-changing work of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, as well as updates from Australia. We are excited for you to stay in touch about how you are helping to make childbirth injuries a thing of...
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Friends who fundraise together  Champions

October 15, 2018   Hosting a High Tea for Hamlin is a great way to raise funds for women in Ethiopia suffering with the most horrific, preventable, childbirth injury –  obstetric fistula. Our High Tea community is Australia-wide and we love...
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One mother’s story of success Desta Mender

October 8, 2018   It was 19 years ago when Kore suffered an obstructed labour that lasted an agonising two days, but her story is unlike many other fistula survivors. Today she is the proud mother of a beautiful 19-year-old...
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12 more women return home with dignity Desta Mender

October 8, 2018   Congratulations to the twelve graduates of Hamlin’s Rehabilitation and Reintegration program! These women, who are all obstetric fistula survivors, have now embarked on a new chapter of their lives as empowered women and new business owners since...
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6 ways a fistula repair contributes to a fairer world Catherine

September 28, 2018   The UN’s sustainable development goals provide a vision for a better future for all. Here’s how our work fits in. Imagine you’re a young woman who’s gone through days of labour, delivered a stillborn child, then...
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Fistula-free and thriving Desta Mender

September 19, 2018   A decade of suffering When Yitaktu’s father brought her to Hamlin’s Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, she could barely walk. Yitaktu was just a teenager when she suffered an obstetric fistula, which left her incontinent and with...
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Life after fistula Desta Mender

September 14, 2018   Elfinesh has been running her shop for the last three years, where she sells a wide variety of products needed for life in the rural Ethiopian town of Begi. You could find just about anything you...
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Yeshi’s story Desta Mender

September 5, 2018   A dark time Yeshi was just a teenager when she suffered a severe obstetric fistula, due to an obstructed labour 20 years ago. The experience was so traumatic, she does not talk about it. What we...
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A note from Beletshachew Tadesse Desta Mender

September 5, 2018   Beletshachew Tadesse is Hamlin’s Rehabilitation and Reintegration Manager. She recently wrote to us about Yeshi – one of Desta Mender’s first patients and one of the first women to benefit from Hamlin’s rehabilitation and reintegration program. ...
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