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Fourteen years of dedication – Melkitu

The work of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia could not be achieved without the dedication and support of an enormous amount of people. The wonderful, loyal Ethiopian staff form the backbone of Hamlin. There are over 550 staff across various sites: the main hospital in Addis Ababa, our five regional hospitals strategically located in the provinces, Desta Mender […]...

September 7th, 2017 Read More

Catherine’s niece’s acceptance speech at the UNAA awards evening

Dr Hamlin’s work acknowledged by UNAA Last week, Dr Catherine Hamlin was awarded the United Nations Association of Australia ‘Lifework Award 2017’. The award was accepted on Catherine’s behalf by her niece and namesake Catherine II, and her nephew Philip. To mark World Humanitarian Day 2017, the UNAA Peace Program honoured exemplary Australians who have […]...

September 4th, 2017 Read More

The changing face of obstetric fistula surgery in Ethiopia

Author: Dr Felicity Gallimore – Obstetrician and Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation volunteer. In late 2013, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia commissioned renowned maternal health researcher Dr Karen Ballard of Trinity College Dublin to develop and coordinate research about obstetric fistula in Ethiopia. Last year, Dr Ballard co-wrote an article ‘The changing face of obstetric fistula surgery in Ethiopia’ with specialist gynaecologist, […]...

August 30th, 2017 Read More

Toyiba’s bundle of joy

Toyiba’s pregnancy went smoothly and she spent the final three months of her pregnancy at her mother’s home in preparation for the birth of her baby. But then everything changed. ...

August 18th, 2017 Read More

Congratulations Habtam

A talented student Habtam was born and raised in Debark, a small city in Northern Ethiopia. An outstanding high school student, she was noticed early by our screening team at the Hamlin College of Midwives. While in her final year of high school, Habtam was recruited into the college’s four year Bachelor of Science in […]...

August 18th, 2017 Read More

Three lives restored

Spreading the Hamlin story  Every time a High Tea for Hamlin is held, more people find out about the important work of Dr Catherine Hamlin and her team in Ethiopia. Supporters come together for a cup of tea, a piece of cake and the chance to be a part of something life changing. Louise and […]...

August 7th, 2017 Read More

“A miracle” – Shewaye’s story

A lonely childhood Shewaye was born and raised in a small town close to our Yirgalem Fistula Hospital in Southern Ethiopia. Her father passed away when she was just a child, leaving her mother responsible for caring for the family. The family’s income is fully reliant on the small piece of land that they farm. […]...

August 2nd, 2017 Read More

United Nations Association of Australia Award for Dr Catherine Hamlin

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia is incredibly proud to announce that the United Nations Association of Australia is awarding Dr Catherine Hamlin with the UNAA Lifework Award 2017. History of the UNAA Established in 1946, the UNAA “endeavours to inform, inspire and engage all Australians regarding the work, goals, and values of the United Nations to create […]...

July 31st, 2017 Read More

Class of 2017

“We are midwives!” This was the proud concluding statement of a speech by Tizita, the Student Representative of the Hamlin College of Midwives 2017 graduating class. Despite it being the rainy season in Ethiopia, the rain stayed away long enough for everyone to enjoy this important graduation ceremony, the 7th since the college opened in […]...

July 27th, 2017 Read More

Kimberly’s High Tea for Hamlin

Why host a High Tea for Hamlin?  By hosting a High Tea for Hamlin you’re helping Dr Catherine Hamlin get even closer to her dream of eradicating obstetric fistula in Ethiopia. With events all over Australia, the story of fistula sufferers is spread far and wide and the impact is great. It is amazing to see […]...

July 26th, 2017 Read More

A Shang-High Tea!

Who doesn’t love a tea party? Especially when it’s for such a good cause!   High Tea for Hamlin is a fantastic time of year to get together with some friends, work colleagues or family and hold an afternoon of fun and food, while raising vital funds for the work of Dr Catherine Hamlin and […]...

July 7th, 2017 Read More