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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

Rotary restoring lives Champions

August 28, 2018   A horrific – preventable – childbirth injury During High Tea for Hamlin season, we are always blown away by the support we receive from community groups who host events to raise funds and awareness for the...
Read More

More than just sympathy Desta Mender

June 4, 2018   Sometimes the suffering and damage caused by obstetric fistula is so great that even after successful surgery, patients can’t immediately return to their homes. Instead they go to Desta Mender, a rehabilitation centre that provides a...
Read More

Our Mighty Matron Hospital

April 13, 2018   Sister Wude started her nursing career 27 years ago, driven by a passion to care for the women and children in her community. Wude completed her studies in Cuba, before working in a government hospital in...
Read More

Say yes and work it out later Champions

April 11, 2019   “Our purpose was united, we all wanted to support the wonderful work of Catherine Hamlin. Each day of our trip was even more amazing than the last.” – Caroline  So why did I choose to travel...
Read More

A long term solution Midwives

March 19, 2018   Tblets, 22, from Tigray in Ethiopia’s far north, is in her fourth and final year of training at the Hamlin College of Midwives. When she graduates, she will return to a remote area of the region,...
Read More