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Sarah runs the world for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia

Running one marathon is impressive. Running seven is incredible. Running seven in seven days on seven continents is almost inconceivable. In January 2016, Sarah Ames successfully completed this amazing physical feat as part of the World Marathon Challenge. She overcame jet lag, fatigue and huge temperature fluctuations all to raise much needed funds for Hamlin […]...

August 8th, 2016 Read More

Val’s story – “Why I share Catherine’s dream…”

“Dr Catherine Hamlin and her late husband Reg have inspired me for years. I am totally in awe of them and their achievements in Ethiopia, restoring the lives of thousands of poor women. I admire their persistence. I admire their courage. But most of all I admire their deep love for these women. When I […]...

July 20th, 2016 Read More

Neil’s Ethiopian adventure

Last year, my wife Annette and I decided to raise much-needed money for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, and to take up the opportunity of a ‘trip of a lifetime’ with a Hamlin Ethiopian Adventure to this amazing country. My overall impression of Ethiopia is “Wow!” I want to come back and see the rest of this […]...

July 20th, 2016 Read More

Newsletters

Our quarterly newsletters provide updates about the life-changing work of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, as well as updates from Australia. We are excited for you to stay in touch about how you are helping to make childbirth injuries a thing of the past. Click to read and download View Online Brochure Download Online Brochure 2021 – […]...

July 13th, 2016 Read More

Welcome to our new CEO in Ethiopia, Dr Tesfaye Yacob

We are delighted that Dr Tesfaye Yacob has been appointed as the new CEO of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. Dr Tesfaye replaces Martin Andrews, who has completed his three-year tenure in the role. Martin oversaw the growth of many aspects of the Hamlin network, including the expansion of the number of rural midwifery clinics. He will […]...

July 8th, 2016 Read More

From patient to entrepreneur – How you’re changing lives

We believe in a world where all women are able to deliver their baby safely and where childbirth injuries are a thing of the past. Tragically, this was not Semira’s world. Semira grew up in the Amhara region, a rural area in Northern Ethiopia. She first became pregnant when she was 17 years old. It […]...

July 8th, 2016 Read More

Dr Hamlin changing the lives of women in Ethiopia

Published in the Daily Telegraph, 27/01/2016. Story by Angela Saurine. Dr Hamlin changing the lives of poor women ostracised by obstetric fistula in Ethiopia With Caesareans not readily accessible in rural Ethiopia, she was in labour for several days before friends and relatives tried to carry her on a makeshift wooden stretcher to a faraway […]...

July 7th, 2016 Read More

Nick Kristof on women with obstetric fistulas

Published in the New York Times, 19/03/16. Story by Nick Kristof. In March, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia was covered by one of the world’s most respected humanitarian commentators, Nick Kristof from the New York Times, in his article ‘The World’s Modern-Day Lepers: Women With Fistulas’. Nick travelled to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia and […]...

July 7th, 2016 Read More

How you are helping to eradicate obstetric fistula from Ethiopia

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia is relentless in ensuring childbirth injuries are prevented through an active program of recruiting the brightest students from rural areas, putting them through rigorous training as midwives, and then deploying them back to their villages where their skills are needed. The Hamlin College of Midwives is a cornerstone of the Hamlin Fistula […]...

July 7th, 2016 Read More

Volunteer profile: Pip

My name is Pip Guest and I am a midwife at the Mater Hospital in North Sydney. I have known of Catherine and Reg Hamlin’s work for many years and I have always been inspired by the dedication and giving nature of these very special people. I have been volunteering for Hamlin since 2012 and […]...

July 7th, 2016 Read More