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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An incredible transformation Patients

June 13, 2018   When she first fell pregnant at 14, Mekdes was unlike most Ethiopian women, she was able to access maternal care. Although accessing this medical care was far from easy from her small rural village in North...
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More than just sympathy Desta Mender

June 4, 2018   Sometimes the suffering and damage caused by obstetric fistula is so great that even after successful surgery, patients can’t immediately return to their homes. Instead they go to Desta Mender, a rehabilitation centre that provides a...
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A precious diamond Patients

May 25, 2018 A tragic start to motherhood In the small village within South Ethiopia, where Almaz lived there were no health clinics, public transport or even electricity. To get to those services, villages had to walk for a full...
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Volunteer in the spotlight: Marg Champions

May 25, 2018   1. When did you first hear about the work of Dr Catherine Hamlin?  I first heard about the Hamlin’s’ work a very long time ago. Probably in the 1990’s. I was asked to do a talk on...
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Volunteer in the spotlight: Bora Champions

May 25, 2018   1. When did you first hear about the work of Dr Catherine Hamlin?  Oprah and books! Catherine’s Gift and The Hospital by the River are memoirs that inspired me just as much as they shocked with stories about this devastating...
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Measuring the Numbers of Untreated Obstetric Fistula Research

May 25, 2018 Measuring the Numbers of Untreated Obstetric Fistula: The Example of Ethiopia By: Alison Morgan, Head, Maternal Sexual and Reproductive Health Unit, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne While Ethiopia has experienced a reduction in the number of obstetric...
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Bigger than a birthday Champions

May 17, 2018   Approaching my 40th birthday I was actually very apprehensive. I had the usual life questions that tend to surround these milestones and I wanted to mark the occasion in a way that would have real meaning....
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