A Special Friendship: Catherine and Sylvia 60for60

September 5, 2019   When Drs Reg and Catherine Hamlin first arrived in Addis Ababa in 1959, they found themselves placed in the midst of the hustle and bustle of hospital life with little preamble. Managing new jobs, a new...
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The Women Who Inspire Catherine 60for60

September 4, 2019   Throughout her 95 years Dr Catherine Hamlin has been an inspiration to thousands of people across the world – but do you know about the people who inspired Catherine?  Many fascinating people in both the medical...
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Inspiring People to Go the Extra Mile 60for60

August 23, 2019   Dr Catherine Hamlin lives in a little cottage on the grounds of the hospital she founded in 1974 with her late husband, Dr Reg Hamlin. Even from this plot of land by a river, Catherine’s pioneering...
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Treats Worthy of Royalty 60for60

August 16, 2019   Dr Catherine Hamlin’s cottage on the grounds of the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital has played host to royal dignitaries, global leaders in medicine and fistula patients – suffice to say, she knows how to entertain a...
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Bravery Exemplified: Semenesh’s Story Patients

August 9, 2019   Life before fistula School was never an option for Semenesh. The small, rural village in Southern Ethiopia where she grew up was so isolated that it would take seven hours to walk to the nearest school...
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Tales of Tailors and Grocers 60for60

August 9, 2019   After moving there in 1959, Ethiopia quickly became home to Drs Reg and Catherine Hamlin. Nevertheless, there were still little things that the Hamlins missed about Australia every now and then, such as swimming as the...
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WHO Director-General’s Message for Catherine 60for60

August 9, 2019   Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is a making a difference on the global health scene: he is the current Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). He has been a longtime supporter of Dr Catherine Hamlin and...
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When Catherine Met Reg 60for60

August 2, 2019   It was the beginning of a relationship that would go on to forever change the lives of thousands. Yet when the then Catherine Nicholson met Reginald Hamlin, there was little to indicate that the two doctors...
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Desta patients

Shamida: A Safe and Loving Workplace Desta Mender

August 2, 2019   Rehabilitation and reintegration are key to the Hamlin Model of Care. Shamida Ethiopia is one of the warm and welcoming places which provides employment for Hamlin patients who have been treated for obstetric fistula. Reintegrating fistula patients Central to...
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