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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Inspired to serve: Dr Biniyam Sirak 60for60

November 8, 2019   At 39 years of age, Dr Biniyam Sirak is one youngest surgeons at Hamlin’s Yirgalem Fistula Hospital. Inspired by Dr Catherine Hamlin‘s altruism, Biniyam is one of the most passionate members of Team Hamlin. Like so...
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Training Midwives to Prevent Fistula Midwives

November 8, 2019   In 1959, Drs Reg and Catherine Hamlin travelled to Ethiopia for the first time. They had accepted a post advertised in the Lancet Medical Journal calling for doctors to work as obstetrician-gynaecologists and set up a...
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Quentin and Catherine: Two Inspirational Australians 60for60

November 1, 2019   When the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce met Dr Catherine Hamlin AC in March 2009, it sparked the beginning of a beautiful friendship based on mutual respect and admiration. Leaders in their respective fields, these two Australian...
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Humanitarian Allies Building a Better Ethiopia 60for60

October 25, 2019   On 11th October 2019, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed with the Nobel Peace Prize. In awarding Prime Minister Ahmed, the committee cited his work in resolving the long-standing Ethiopian-Eritrean conflict...
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A Runaway Success: Physios Supporting Hamlin Champions

October 18, 2019   Drs Reg and Catherine Hamlin pioneered the surgical technique to treat the most horrific childbirth injury, obstetric fistula.  This best practice pre-operative and post-operative care, championed by Catherine and her team, incorporates treatment, rehabilitation and reintegration....
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Sentimental journey Catherine

October 16, 2019   Click here to read Steve Meacham’s full article, “Sentimental journey with pictures of hope”, from The Sydney Morning Herald (October 15, 2019). Photos: Kate Geraghty, Renee Nowytarger  To learn more about Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation’s bi-annual...
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When Catherine Won the Alternative Nobel Prize 60for60

September 27, 2019   Dr Catherine Hamlin has dedicated her life to ensuring that women are able to access quality maternal healthcare and deliver a baby safely. Over her 60 years in Ethiopia, she has helped over 60,000 women receive...
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