Tag: Hamlin Alumni

Catherine and Ruth

Hamlin Alumni: Ruth Kennedy on ‘Emaye’

Ruth Kennedy is a Scottish midwife who grew up in Brazil. Ruth first met Dr Catherine Hamlin in 1991. Below is the second in a series of blogs about her experience working with Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. Our friendship developed from that first introduction. The delightful old-world afternoon tea that Catherine offered to those she favoured, […]...

December 3rd, 2020 Read More

Hamlin Alumni: Beletshachew Tadesse, the evolution of Rehabilitation and Reintegration

Beletshachew Tadesse first met Dr Catherine Hamlin in 2009 when she was working for WaterAid. Soon after Beletshachew came work with Catherine at Hamlin’s Desta Mender as Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s first Rehabilitation and Reintegration Manager, she served in this role from 2011 to 2019. “These women deserve to thrive” I joined Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia in […]...

November 12th, 2020 Read More

Hamlin Alumni who Helped Build the Hamlin Model of Care

Celebrating Hamlin Alumni and their contributions to the Hamlin Model of Care. When Drs Reg and Catherine Hamlin first encountered an obstetric fistula patient, they knew women with this terrible condition required special attention. Their model of care for fistula patients evolved over six decades with the support and input of many professionals at the […]...

October 23rd, 2020 Read More

Hamlin Alumni: Ruth Kennedy, When a Midwife Arrived at Hamlin

Ruth Kennedy is a Scottish midwife who grew up in Brazil. Ruth first met Dr Catherine Hamlin in 1991. Below is the first in a series of her blogs about her experience working with Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. She was young, small in stature, only a child… she was lying in a head down prone position, […]...

October 16th, 2020 Read More

Hamlin Alumni: Prilli Stevens and the Early Days of Stoma Therapy at Hamlin

Prilli Stevens was the Chief Professional Nurse in the Stoma therapy Unit at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa; she retired in 2005. Prilli first met Dr Catherine Hamlin in 1995. Written in 2005, below is Prilli Stevens’ account of working with Catherine. It was in 1993 that I first heard of the […]...

October 9th, 2020 Read More