A stroll down memory lane with Birru 60for60

March 26, 2019   Birru and Catherine We took a stroll down memory lane with Dr Catherine Hamlin’s good friend and colleague Birru to reflect on the past 60 years of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. — 60,000 women with an obstetric...
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The first of thousands 60for60

March 15, 2019   A shocking introduction to fistula Doctors Catherine and Reg Hamlin had been working at the Princess Tsehai Hospital for only a week when they came across their first patient with an obstetric fistula. It was a...
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A modern-day role model for women & girls in STEM Catherine

February 11, 2019   As Dr Catherine Hamlin turns 95 years of age this month, we reflect on the path this pioneering Australian Doctor paved for women and girls all over the world. Dr Catherine and Reg Hamlin arrived in...
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Catherine’s speech to graduates Catherine

January 11, 2019 A day of celebration On July 14th 2018, 20 new midwives graduated as the eighth class from the Hamlin College of Midwives. Dr Catherine Hamlin joined the students, their families, staff and patients for a day of celebration....
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Thank you from our Board Champions

December 4, 2018   A Christmas thank you from our Board of Directors We would like to take this opportunity to thank each one of you for all the support that you have provided to the women of Ethiopia during...
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2018 Program Achievements Hospital

December 4, 2018   In the 2018 financial year, we came several steps closer to achieving Dr Catherine Hamlin’s dream – and yours – of a fistula-free Ethiopia. Here’s a quick rundown of achievements in Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s three program...
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A midwife in every village Midwives

November 22, 2018   Walk in her shoes  Imagine you are a twenty-five year old woman living in a small rural town in Oromia, eastern Ethiopia. Here, the land is characterised by rugged mountain ranges and plunging gorges, hampering access...
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6 ways a fistula repair contributes to a fairer world Catherine

September 28, 2018   The UN’s sustainable development goals provide a vision for a better future for all. Here’s how our work fits in. Imagine you’re a young woman who’s gone through days of labour, delivered a stillborn child, then...
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Yeshi’s story Desta Mender

September 5, 2018   A dark time Yeshi was just a teenager when she suffered a severe obstetric fistula, due to an obstructed labour 20 years ago. The experience was so traumatic, she does not talk about it. What we...
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