From a nightmare to a new life Patients

March 14, 2017   Aregu’s story Aregu lives in a village called Oromiya. Her community is traditionally known for their nomadic lifestyle and as such her village is both remote and extremely small, consisting of just a few scattered huts...
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Magical Mamitu Hospital

February 28, 2017   “If you have no leg, you can go with a crutch. If you are blind, somebody to help you around. For fistula, this is worse. Family, father, brother, mum, they can’t help but the patient themselves....
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Nick Kristof on women with obstetric fistulas Patients

July 7, 2016 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...
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Dr Hamlin changing the lives of women in Ethiopia Patients

July 7, 2016   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...
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Aye and Fikre start their family Patients

September 22, 2016   Aye married her husband Fikre at 16. They both enjoyed life and were really excited to start a family. But when Aye was pregnant with her first child, she went into labour at home with no...
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35 years with a fistula: Zemzem’s story Patients

September 22, 2016   “Death is more preferable than such a tragic life. I had tried to commit suicide many times, but I used to be too weak even for that.” Zemzem  Zemzem is from an isolated village in the...
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The joy of motherhood Patients

September 22, 2016   My name is Amaresh and I think I am 28. My village is in the far remote countryside, three hours walk from the road. My family gets a small income from farming. I help my husband...
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