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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Able to Hug Her Children Once More: Genet’s journey Patients

15 June, 2021     Genet’s world was shattered when she suffered an obstetric fistula injury. Near the remote village of Konta Koysha in southern Ethiopia, Genet spent five long months in agony, leaking urine, abandoned by her husband and...
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Denise’s Hens for Hamlin Raises $50,000! Champions

1 June, 2021     For the last seven years, Denise Pratt has been knitting Hens for Hamlin. What started with Denise selling a handful of papier-mâché chickens has grown into an online community supporting Denise and the movement to...
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Sekina, a Hamlin patient at Harar Fistula Hospital

Sekina’s Story: Between life and death Patients

25 May, 2021     Sekina has experienced heartbreaking loss and isolation. Thanks to Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s holistic approach to obstetric fistula treatment, Sekina has also been able to experience the joy of dryness and the dignity of having her...
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Tax Deductible Donations Explained

4 May, 2021 When you donate to continue Dr Catherine Hamlin‘s work this tax-time, your donation not only supports Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia‘s efforts to eradicate obstetric fistula, your donation can also reduce your taxable income and get you a tax...
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Meet Dr Leta, Hamlin Fistula Surgeon Meet our Clinical Team

1 May, 2021     Name: Dr Leta Gedefa Ararsa Job: Fistula surgeon at Hamlin’s Harar Fistula Hospital Start date: September, 2020 Dr Leta has been working tirelessly to make Dr Catherine Hamlin’s dream of an Ethiopia free of obstetric fistula a reality....
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Meet Amina, Fistula Patient at Hamlin’s Harar Fistula Hospital Hospital

30 April, 2021     Name: Amina Edris Age: 60 (estimated) Home village: Guba Koricha, 300 kilometres west of Harar Arrival date: Late-February, 2021 The horrific injury of obstetric fistula stole Amina’s health and happiness. Thanks to Hamlin’s Patient Identification Program, she has been...
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Meet Mohammed, Hamlin Patient Identification Officer Hospital

29 April, 2021     Name: Mohammed Amin Ahmed Job: Hamlin Patient Identification Officer Distance travelled: Hundreds of kilometres every week Mohammed has travelled hundreds of kilometres to find women hidden with the shame of obstetric fistula. As a Hamlin Patient Identification Officer,...
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