Mamitu: One of BBC’s 100 Women in 2018 60for60

January 30, 2019   An inspirational woman Once a patient with obstetric fistula, Mamitu Gashe became an internationally renowned fistula surgeon and a much loved member of the team at Hamlin’s Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital. Today she is Dr Catherine...
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Celebrating the woman who gave life to an idea 60for60

January 25, 2019   A mother to all Known as ‘Emaye’ (Amharic for ‘Mother’) to all who visit the hospital, Catherine has changed lives through the love, care and world-class treatment she has established at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. “Everyone knows...
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A life-changing fundraising journey Champions

January 11, 2019   Each year the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation takes two groups of supporters to Ethiopia (Hamlin Ethiopian Adventure), a trip to see the life-changing work of Dr Catherine Hamlin and her team. To come on the trip...
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Abinet’s story Patients

January 11, 2019   Abinet, a recent graduate from the Hamlin Rehabilitation and Reintegration program, has just embarked on a new chapter of her life. After a nine-year journey of recovery at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, Abinet is now cured and has big...
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Catherine’s speech to graduates Catherine

January 11, 2019 A day of celebration On July 14th 2018, 20 new midwives graduated as the eighth class from the Hamlin College of Midwives. Dr Catherine Hamlin joined the students, their families, staff and patients for a day of celebration....
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Towards a fistula-free world Hospital

January 11, 2019   Obstetric fistula – a heartbreaking reality For many women in developing countries, obstetric fistula is a heartbreaking reality, severe in both its physical and emotional effects. Obstetric fistula is a major public health issue, affecting more...
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Neima’s story Patients

January 10, 2019   Life before fistula Neima doesn’t know how old she is. In her village, age isn’t a concern, survival is. When asked what their age is, Neima and her peers estimate. The second youngest in a family...
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Hamlin’s success in preventing fistula Midwives

January 10, 2019   Transforming maternal health in rural Ethiopia Where a midwife is often the difference between life and death, the deployment of Hamlin midwives has transformed healthcare for rural mothers in Ethiopia. Nested among the hills of Eastern...
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