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International Women's Day 2022: Break the bias on fistula

International Women’s Day 2022: Break the bias on fistula

As part of International Women’s Day 2022, Hamlin is reflecting on the importance of breaking the bias that obstetric fistula patients face. We want to see a world free of stereotypes and discrimination. A world where access to equitable and holistic healthcare empowers women to determine their own futures. International Women’s Day 2022 The theme […]...

March 4th, 2022 Read More

Save the Date for the Catherine Hamlin Celebration Dinner!

The Catherine Hamlin Celebration Dinner returns Following the success of Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation’s inaugural Catherine Hamlin Celebration Dinner last year, we are thrilled to host this special event again in March this year. We will be celebrating Dr Catherine Hamlin’s extraordinary life and enduring legacy. Catherine made such an impact on the lives of […]...

January 4th, 2022 Read More

Celebrating A Life Extraordinary

The Catherine Hamlin Celebration Dinner Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Catherine Hamlin Celebration Dinner at Doltone House in Sydney on 18th March, 2021. It as an incredible evening and a wonderful celebration of Dr Catherine Hamlin, showcasing her six decades of care and dedication to the women of Ethiopia. Catherine was […]...

April 15th, 2021 Read More

International Women’s Day 2021: Empowering Leaders

For this year’s International Women’s Day, we are celebrating the inspiring women who are building a more equitable and safer world. Notably, we are choosing to spotlight women who inspire and support other women to rebuild and lead, as well as those women who are emerging as leaders in their communities. From inspiring patients to […]...

February 23rd, 2021 Read More

Catherine Hamlin, Fierce Girl

Dr Catherine Hamlin was a woman who defended the right for every woman and girl to live a healthy and full life. She was committed to her patients, treating them with respect and love. In the most recent episode of the ABC podcast Fierce Girls, nine-year-old Eliza tells Catherine’s story from a different perspective. Eliza […]...

October 29th, 2020 Read More

Memories of Catherine

Co-author of The Hospital by the River and author of Catherine’s Gift, John Little shares some of his memories of Dr Catherine Hamlin. You can purchase The Hospital by the River and the continuing story, Catherine’s Gift at the Hamlin Shop here. I first fell under Catherine’s spell in the year 2000 when I went to […]...

July 3rd, 2020 Read More

Catherine’s Story Featured on BBC’s Last Word

In the two months since her passing, Dr Catherine Hamlin’s work – its impact and her legacy – has been discussed at length by her supporters, humanitarians and academics. In two separate podcasts, from the BBC and the ABC, Catherine’s story and the plight of fistula sufferers have been highlighted. Remembering a remarkable woman The […]...

June 1st, 2020 Read More

Catherine’s Work Becomes Known

After establishing their hospital by the river, news of the Hamlins’ obstetric fistula treatment and the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital quickly spread. Women were coming by foot from all over Ethiopia. Catherine and Reg’s Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital was on its way to becoming a major teaching institution in East Africa and the Hamlin Model […]...

March 30th, 2020 Read More

Obituary: Dr Catherine Hamlin

Official Obituary from Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation Dr Catherine Hamlin 1924 – 2020 “When I die, this place will go on for many, many years until we have eradicated fistula altogether – until every woman in Ethiopia is assured of a safe delivery and a live baby.” Dr Catherine Hamlin “Whatever you did for one […]...

March 30th, 2020 Read More

The World’s First Modern-Day Fistula Hospital

Word spread of the incredible work Drs Reg and Catherine Hamlin were doing at the Princess Tsehai Memorial Hospital. To cater for the increasing number of obstetric fistula patients arriving at their doorstep, Catherine and Reg began fundraising. In 1971, using money donated from New Zealand, they bought a piece of land on the outskirts […]...

March 30th, 2020 Read More

Remembering Catherine

Last week we lost one of the world’s great humanitarians, Dr Catherine Hamlin. Dr Hamlin was the co-founder of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia and a pioneer in obstetric fistula surgery. Catherine passed away peacefully at her home on the grounds of the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia on Wednesday March 18th, 2020. She was 96 […]...

March 26th, 2020 Read More

Catherine Hamlin was a living, breathing saint

By Carolyn Hardy, Chief Executive Officer, Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation  You can live a lifetime and not meet a saint. Catherine Hamlin was a living, breathing saint. I’ve worked in the international development sector for nearly twenty years – mostly with large, respected and well known organisations with many talented and committed colleagues. However, none […]...

March 25th, 2020 Read More