Hanna Tesfaye is the Team Leader for the pilot of Hamlin’s ambitious new program, Project Zero in Ale Woreda (district). She trained as a midwife at the Hamlin College of Midwives and has a Master’s degree in public health.
Hanna met Dr Catherine Hamlin at the College and shares her vision of eradicating obstetric fistula in Ethiopia. Hanna’s team is raising awareness of fistula in the community and finding women with historic fistula injuries so they can receive treatment and immediate care.
“If a woman is free from obstetric fistula, she’s a backbone of the family. She’s a woman. She’s a sister, a mother and a wife. The family will be productive and future generations will be productive.” – Hanna
Hanna’s team is also preventing new fistula cases by improving the quality of and access to maternal healthcare across Ale Woreda.