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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
transforming lives through fistula repair surgery

Transforming Lives, Thanks To You

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 in the world. Treatment and holistic care at Hamlin is provided free of charge to all patients, thanks to the […]...

September 16th, 2021 Read More

Tremendous Commitment

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 Hamlin. Mamitu was by Catherine’s side for 50 years. These two formidable women, together with the dedicated Ethiopian clinical team […]...

September 16th, 2021 Read More

A Life Restored: Wubanchi’s story

The tragedy of obstetric fistula  One of the worst things that can happen to a woman or girl is an obstetric fistula, an internal injury caused by an obstructed labour during childbirth that leaves her incontinent and shunned by her community. The physical consequences of this childbirth injury are debilitating. The hole between the birth […]...

September 2nd, 2021 Read More

Elfinesh’s Life After Fistula

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 you need in her small shop – from spices to soap, cooking oil to safety pins. Hanging from the roof […]...

August 31st, 2021 Read More
Dr Bitew at Hamlin's Bahir Dar Fistula Hospital

Meet our Clinical Team: Dr Bitew

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 Fistula Ethiopia in 2009. Prior to working at Hamlin, he studied medicine at the Addis Ababa University and specialised in […]...

August 16th, 2021 Read More
Gift in Will

Jane is Helping Fistula Patients Through Her Gift in Will

Our work to eradicate obstetric fistula is only possible thanks to the generosity of our supporters. One way to make a meaningful contribution to the continuation of Dr Catherine Hamlin’s work and a lasting tribute to women across Ethiopia is through leaving a gift in your Will, also known as a bequest. Jane is helping […]...

August 12th, 2021 Read More