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Hamlin’s Treatment Program FY21

“To be able to train dedicated young doctors and midwives is marvellous for me and my loyal staff, especially as they become enthusiastic about helping these poor women. It gives me confidence that the eradication of obstetric fistula can be achieved.” – Dr Catherine Hamlin Treatment in FY21 The physical and psychological consequences of obstetric […]...

December 20th, 2021 Read More

A Thank You Message from our CEO and Board

A heartfelt thanks The last 12 months have been challenging and through it all our team at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia continued to work towards Dr Catherine Hamlin’s vision of eradicating obstetric fistula in Ethiopia, providing surgical treatment and care for the world’s most vulnerable women. Thank you for supporting them. You reached deep and showed […]...

December 20th, 2021 Read More

Midwifery Student Rahmet is Learning How to Prevent Fistulas

For the past four years, Rahmet has been learning how to deliver babies and manage maternal health for women in remote Ethiopian communities. In the process, she has been learning how to save lives and prevent obstetric fistula injuries. Rahmet is now in the final year of her Bachelor of Science in Midwifery degree and […]...

December 6th, 2021 Read More

Five Days Without a Midwife: Almaz’s story

Five days. For five perilous days, Almaz endured an obstructed labour in her small Ethiopian village without a midwife. Without appropriate medical care, Almaz’s condition seriously deteriorated, and led to her suffering an obstetric fistula injury. The devastating impact of those five days without a midwife would be felt for ten long years. A life […]...

November 22nd, 2021 Read More

Hamlin Midwife Tizita: Saving lives and preventing fistula

Tizita is a proud graduate of the Hamlin College of Midwives. Now in her third year as a Hamlin Midwife, her work is saving the lives of women and babies.  Tizita’s degree from the Hamlin College of Midwives is helping to eradicate obstetric fistula in Ethiopia – and it was only made possible thanks to […]...

November 3rd, 2021 Read More

After Over 30 Years, Bijige is Finally Dry

Imagine discovering that you are pregnant with your second child: the anticipation as you and your loved ones prepare to welcome a new addition to your family. Imagine waiting for days in excruciating pain as you suffer an obstructed labour without the help of a midwife. Imagine travelling, almost unconscious, on a homemade stretcher for […]...

November 2nd, 2021 Read More
Hamlin Impact Report Jul-Sept 2021

Hamlin Impact Report: July-September 2021

We are delighted to share with you the latest treatment impact results delivered across all regional obstetric fistula hospitals at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. The extraordinary medical professionals at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia have made significant progress over the last few months, despite the enormous challenges they have faced. Their unwavering determination to continue Dr Catherine Hamlin’s work […]...

October 28th, 2021 Read More
Tarekech in the gardens of Hamlin's Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital

A New Start for Tarekech

Obstetric fistula took a year from Tarekech’s life. For months, Tarekech’s childbirth injury caused her to feel ashamed and worried about the state of her bed sheets and clothes. Thanks to the work of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s Clinical Team, Tarekech is now dry and ready to start a new chapter of her life at the […]...

October 19th, 2021 Read More

Claire’s Walk to Eradicate Fistula

Claire Wind is a true Hamlin Champion. She is passionate about maternal and infant health, and was motivated to fundraise for Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation. While studying her Bachelor of Midwifery degree in Sydney, Claire decided to walk to help eradicate obstetric fistula in Ethiopia. Claire walked a staggering 660 kilometres from Bundeena, New South […]...

October 5th, 2021 Read More
Ali is running the London Marathon for Hamlin

Running the London Marathon for Fistula Patients

On Sunday, 3 October 2021, 50,000 runners will take part in one of the biggest marathons in the world, the London Marathon. This year marks the first time that two runners – Ali White and Mike Wood – will be taking on the race to raise funds for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia and obstetric fistula patients. […]...

September 28th, 2021 Read More
2021 new intake of midwifery students

The Hamlin College of Midwives Welcomes New Midwifery Students! 

We are thrilled to announce that the new class of passionate midwifery students have arrived at the Hamlin College of Midwives. The Hamlin College of Midwives welcomed 20 new students who are very excited about pursuing their four-year Bachelor of Science in Midwifery degree. The students had their induction and have started classes.  Meanwhile, second and […]...

September 16th, 2021 Read More

Hamlin’s Exciting New Women’s Empowerment Program

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 opened Desta Mender, Hamlin’s Rehabilitation and Reintegration Centre, where long-term fistula patients undergo education classes and learn income-generating skills to […]...

September 16th, 2021 Read More