Running a Fistula Hospital During the Red Terror 60for60

December 27, 2019     As Ethiopian civil, political and economic life was utterly uprooted by the Derg regime, Drs Reg and Catherine Hamlin tenaciously opened the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in 1975. They displayed even greater bravery and perseverance...
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Opening a Hospital at a Time of Revolution 60for60

December 13, 2019     Modern Ethiopian history has been greatly shaped by the upheaval of the Derg Revolution, regime and ensuing civil war of the 1970s. Throughout the turmoil, Drs Reg and Catherine Hamlin continued to courageously care for...
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New Students Realising Catherine’s Dream 60for60

November 22, 2019   The 2019/20 academic year at the Hamlin College of Midwives has begun, with the College welcoming returning students and a new batch of 24 first-year students eager to begin their Bachelor of Science (Midwifery). Opened by...
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A Human Touch 60for60

November 15, 2019   Dr Catherine Hamlin‘s stature in Ethiopian society is the result of her incredible devotion to her patients. Catherine’s commitment to her patients has seen her devote her life to the eradication of obstetric fistula. Over 60...
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Inspired to serve: Dr Biniyam Sirak 60for60

November 8, 2019   At 39 years of age, Dr Biniyam Sirak is one of the youngest surgeons at Hamlin’s Yirgalem Fistula Hospital. Inspired by Dr Catherine Hamlin‘s altruism, Biniyam is one of the most passionate members of Team Hamlin....
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Quentin and Catherine: Two Inspirational Australians 60for60

November 1, 2019   When the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce met Dr Catherine Hamlin AC in March 2009, it sparked the beginning of a beautiful friendship based on mutual respect and admiration. Leaders in their respective fields, these two Australian...
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Humanitarian Allies Building a Better Ethiopia 60for60

October 25, 2019   On 11th October 2019, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed with the Nobel Peace Prize. In awarding Prime Minister Ahmed, the committee cited his work in resolving the long-standing Ethiopian-Eritrean conflict...
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When Catherine Won the Alternative Nobel Prize 60for60

September 27, 2019   Dr Catherine Hamlin has dedicated her life to ensuring that women are able to access quality maternal healthcare and deliver a baby safely. Over her 60 years in Ethiopia, she has helped over 60,000 women receive...
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