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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Hamlin’s Exciting New Women’s Empowerment Program Desta Mender

16 September, 2021     Empower women, empower communities Dr Catherine Hamlin believed that treating an obstetric fistula patient isn’t just treating a hole in the bladder, but rather the whole woman with love and care. In 2002, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia...
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transforming lives through fistula repair surgery

Transforming Lives, Thanks To You treatment

16 September, 2021     An obstetric fistula injury can often be repaired with a single, life-changing surgery. Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s Clinical Team has performed more than 60,000 fistula-repair surgeries – transforming more lives than any other fistula treatment facility...
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Tremendous Commitment

16 September, 2021     A message from Carolyn Hardy: Chief Executive Officer, Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation It is almost one year since Healing Lives was published telling the untold story of the inspiring friendship between Mamitu Gashe and Catherine...
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Elfinesh’s Life After Fistula Desta Mender

31 August, 2021     Elfinesh has been running her shop for the last three years, where she sells a wide variety of products needed for life in a rural town in northwestern Ethiopia. You could find just about anything...
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Dr Bitew at Hamlin's Bahir Dar Fistula Hospital

Meet our Clinical Team: Dr Bitew Meet our Clinical Team

16 August, 2021     Dr Bitew Abebe is the Medical Director at Hamlin’s Bahir Dar Fistula Hospital. His work as a urogynaecologist and obstetric fistula surgeon has transformed the lives of thousands of Ethiopian women. Dr Bitew joined Hamlin...
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After Ten Painful Years, Joy For Kuma Patients

10 August, 2021     Growing up in a rural village in southwestern Ethiopia, Kuma did not have access to quality maternal health care. As a result, she experienced an obstructed labour at home that resulted in her suffering obstetric...
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