Hamlin Art Exhibition by Wendy Sharpe Champions

March 2, 2020   During November 2019, in the outskirts of Addis Ababa, nestled in a hive of activity and laughter, renowned Australian artist Wendy Sharpe created a series of stunning portraits, telling stories of some of the most marginalised...
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Hamlin Teams Up With UNFPA to Identify Women Hospital

February 15, 2020   Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia and UNFPA Ethiopia have recently formed a partnership to combine efforts to improve maternal health outcomes for Ethiopian women living with untreated fistula injuries. The three-year joint project will focus on improving access...
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Hair Ties for Hamlin Champions

February 10, 2020   Since the beginning of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, there has been a movement of generous people who have shared Catherine and Reg’s dream to eradicate fistula. Forever. From High Teas for Hamlin to sweating it out in...
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Enat’s Long Journey to Healing Patients

January 24, 2020   For 61 one her 96 years, Dr Catherine Hamlin has cared for the most vulnerable women in Ethiopia. For obstetric fistula patients living is isolated areas, the importance of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s five regional hospitals cannot...
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A Summit Advocating for the Advancement of Women’s Rights Research

January 17, 2020     On 10th December over 100 stakeholders, advocates and dignitaries attended an advocacy event organised by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Ethiopian Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affairs, and the Ethiopian Human Rights...
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2020: International Year of the Midwife Midwives

January 8th, 2020     The World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Through this designation, the WHO is recognising the work of the world’s 22 million nurses and two...
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The Need to Go Regional Hospital

January 7, 2020     For her 96th birthday this year, Catherine has one wish: to upgrade and stock urgently needed new equipment for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s five regional hospitals. These hospitals were created to reach and treat as many...
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Running a Fistula Hospital During the Red Terror 60for60

December 27, 2019     As Ethiopian civil, political and economic life was utterly uprooted by the Derg regime, Drs Reg and Catherine Hamlin tenaciously opened the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in 1975. They displayed even greater bravery and perseverance...
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Depression and Fistula – the Harsh Reality Research

December 18, 2019   The heartbreaking reality of an obstetric fistula injury for women in sub-Saharan Africa is that its consequences go far beyond the physical damage caused by the traumatic childbirth. For women suffering from fistula, the constant leakage...
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