Eyerus is 26 years old who, as the senior midwife at the Hamlin-supported midwifery clinic at the Birakat government health centre, is supporting women in her community and helping to prevent obstetric fistula.
A bright start
An outstanding student at high school, Eyerus was awarded a scholarship to study at the Hamlin College of Midwives in 2012. After successfully completing her intensive four-year degree in midwifery, Eyerus was deployed to a rural government clinic as a professional midwife. She wasn’t alone in her deployment: the clinic was close to her hometown and she was accompanied by another Hamlin graduate from this area.
“Before graduation I had already attended close to 90 safe deliveries, managed lots of complications and grasped the necessary skills and knowledge through the college’s practical placements. This meant I faced no trouble in adapting to my professional career,” Eyerus recalls.
Making a difference in her community
In the three-and-a-half years since Eyerus started working at the clinic, she has attended over 600 deliveries. Some of her deliveries have been complicated, and it is in those situations where Eyerus’ Hamlin training really makes a difference.
“Now after three-and-a-half years of working at the clinic, my colleague and I are recognised in the community as the best and most highly skilled midwives ever to have worked at the clinic. This is made possible because of the quality training provided at the Hamlin College of Midwives.”
A cut above the rest
The quality training that Hamlin Midwives receive at Dr Catherine Hamlin‘s college separates them from other midwives. Eyerus is a maternal healthcare leader in her community and now heads the midwifery service in the Birakat government health centre.
Eyerus is very grateful for her quality education: “the Hamlin College of Midwives made me a highly respected professional midwife who is providing midwifery services in a high-quality and professional way. Thank you Hamlin for making me competent!”
Since its inception in 2007, 145 students have graduated from the Hamlin College of Midwives. Currently, 92 students are studying their midwifery degrees at the college.
Learn more about Hamlin Midwives here.