Life After Fistula Desta Mender

September 23, 2019   Elfinesh has been running her shop for the last three years, where she sells a wide variety of products needed for life in the rural Ethiopian town of Begi. You could find just about anything you...
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Fistula-Free After Seven Years of Struggle Desta Mender

September 23, 2019   While many obstetric fistula sufferers can be cured with a single surgery at a Hamlin Hospital, sometimes it is not enough to heal every woman. Some women require multiple surgeries and many  cannot return to their...
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Going Beyond the Physical Scars 60for60

September 20, 2019   Complete and compassionate care The debilitating and often complex nature of an obstetric fistula injury requires patients to receive special and particular care by attentive medical professionals. The Hamlin Model of Care is centred on the...
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Liya’s life has been turned around! Desta Mender

September 12, 2019 A woman’s fistula injury is not the end of her story Donate today to help turn a woman’s life around. Sometimes surgery is not enough to heal women suffering with an obstetric fistula. Survivors have suffered real...
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Desta patients

Shamida: A Safe and Loving Workplace Desta Mender

August 2, 2019   Rehabilitation and reintegration are key to the Hamlin Model of Care. Shamida Ethiopia is one of the warm and welcoming places which provides employment for Hamlin patients who have been treated for obstetric fistula. Reintegrating fistula patients Central to...
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Mazaa’s second chance at life Desta Mender

July 8, 2019   Hope for her future  Since our Rehabilitation and Reintegration Appeal in September, over 490 women have completed education programs. One of these women is Mazaa. Mazaa was just a teenager living in a remote farming village...
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One mother’s story of success Desta Mender

October 8, 2018   It was 19 years ago when Kore suffered an obstructed labour that lasted an agonising two days, but her story is unlike many other fistula survivors. Today she is the proud mother of a beautiful 19-year-old...
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12 more women return home with dignity Desta Mender

October 8, 2018   Congratulations to the twelve graduates of Hamlin’s Rehabilitation and Reintegration program! These women, who are all obstetric fistula survivors, have now embarked on a new chapter of their lives as empowered women and new business owners since...
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Fistula-free and thriving Desta Mender

September 19, 2018   A decade of suffering When Yitaktu’s father brought her to Hamlin’s Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, she could barely walk. Yitaktu was just a teenager when she suffered an obstetric fistula, which left her incontinent and with...
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