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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 […]...

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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