Hamlin’s Exciting New Women’s Empowerment Program Desta Mender

16 September, 2021     Empower women, empower communities Dr Catherine Hamlin believed that treating an obstetric fistula patient isn’t just treating a hole in the bladder, but rather the whole woman with love and care. In 2002, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia...
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Elfinesh’s Life After Fistula Desta Mender

31 August, 2021     Elfinesh has been running her shop for the last three years, where she sells a wide variety of products needed for life in a rural town in northwestern Ethiopia. You could find just about anything...
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International Women’s Day 2021: Empowering Leaders Catherine

23 February, 2021     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...
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Hamlin’s Rehabilitation & Reintegration Program FY20 Desta Mender

10 December, 2020   “To send women home to experience a normal life, after all they have suffered, is the greatest reward we can have.” – Dr Catherine Hamlin   Rehabilitation Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s Rehabilitation and Reintegration centre, Desta Mender,...
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Fairtrade Fortnight Desta Mender

7 August, 2020     Behind Fairtrade products are stories of individuals, families and communities across the world who receive a fair price for their commodities. Fairtrade Fortnight commences Friday 7 August and concludes on Thursday 20 August. The fortnight celebrates the empowerment...
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Complete and Compassionate Care Desta Mender

27 July, 2020     Ensuring every woman has the opportunity to thrive Each and every woman who arrives at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia is provided complete and compassionate care. Based on Dr Catherine Hamlin’s values, the Hamlin Model of Care...
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Mazaa’s Second Chance at Life Desta Mender

27 July, 2020   Hope for her future  Hamlin’s rehabilitation and reintegration program is a key part of the Hamlin Model of Care. All women undergoing treatment in a Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia hospital are assessed for their reintegration needs and...
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Hamlin’s Rehabilitation Program: 2019 Desta Mender

December 16, 2019   2019 has been another positive year for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s Rehabilitation and Reintegration Program. This program was founded in 2002 with the goal of helping fistula survivors reclaim their dignity and lead a fulfilling life post-treatment....
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Fistula-Free After Seven Years of Struggle Desta Mender

23 September, 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...
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