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Tag: Hospital

Nurse and patient

Celebrating International Nurses Day 2022

Today is International Nurses Day 2022 and all of us at the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation are reflecting on the incredible work of Hamlin nurses, and those around the world. During the last couple of years of unprecedented pressure and demand on health care staff, due to the pandemic, the frontline work of nurses has […]...

May 11th, 2022 Read More

Hamlin Impact Report: July-December 2021

It is a pleasure to share this update about treatment results at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia with you. We have so much to be thankful for. In the six months from July to December 2021, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia have changed the lives of more than 1,100 women. This is thanks to the Hamlin team’s clinical skills and steady support from […]...

February 14th, 2022 Read More

Hamlin-trained FIGO Fistula Fellows: Dr Claude Idring’i Malasi

This blog is based on the FIGO profile ‘Stories from FIGO’s Fistula Fellows – DRC‘ about Dr Claude Idring’i Malasi. The scope and devastation of obstetric fistula sadly extends beyond Ethiopia. As the global centre of excellence and reference organisation for fistula treatment and care, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia leads the fight to eradicate fistula around […]...

July 5th, 2021 Read More

Hamlin Impact Report: March-May 2021

We are delighted to share with you the latest treatment impact results delivered across all six regional fistula hospitals at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. Treatment results this year continue to be very encouraging. Hamlin’s medical team continues to meet and exceed all treatment targets as momentum to eradicate obstetric fistula from Ethiopia once and for all […]...

June 29th, 2021 Read More

Meet Amina, Fistula Patient at Hamlin’s Harar Fistula Hospital

Name: Amina Edris Age: 60 (estimated) Home village: Guba Koricha, 300 kilometres west of Harar Arrival date: Late-February, 2021 The horrific injury of obstetric fistula stole Amina’s health and happiness. Thanks to Hamlin’s Patient Identification Program, she has been given a second chance at a happy and healthy life. Amina lived a simple, happy life with her three kids […]...

April 29th, 2021 Read More

Meet Mohammed, Hamlin Patient Identification Officer

Name: Mohammed Amin Ahmed Job: Hamlin Patient Identification Officer Distance travelled: Hundreds of kilometres every week Mohammed has travelled hundreds of kilometres to find women hidden with the shame of obstetric fistula. As a Hamlin Patient Identification Officer, he has seen first-hand the heart-breaking impact of fistula, and he knows the challenges of getting treatment.“Many women living with […]...

April 29th, 2021 Read More

Hamlin Impact Report: January-February 2021

We are delighted to share the latest impact report on treatment delivered at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia during January and February 2021. The results so far this year are very encouraging. Hamlin’s medical team continues to meet and exceed all treatment targets as momentum to eradicate obstetric fistula once and for all gains pace. Hamlin’s Patient […]...

April 1st, 2021 Read More

What is the Hamlin Model of Care?

“We don’t just treat the hole in the bladder, we treat the whole patient with love and tender care, literacy and numeracy classes, a brand-new dress and money to travel home.” – Dr Catherine Hamlin The Hamlin Model of Care is the world’s leading approach to treating obstetric fistula injuries. It considers both the physical […]...

February 18th, 2021 Read More

Hamlin Impact Report: November-December 2020

The extraordinary medical professionals at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia have made significant progress over the last few months, despite the enormous challenges they have faced. Their unwavering determination to continue Dr Catherine Hamlin’s work is an inspiration to all. Through the newly developed Treatment Dashboard, Hamlin’s Management and Clinical Teams are able to assess the progress […]...

January 28th, 2021 Read More

FIGO Update: Hamlin-trained Surgeons Making an Impact

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia has a long history of training surgeons from around the world in best-practice fistula surgery techniques. Since the inception of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, surgeons visited Dr Catherine Hamlin to learn, and Hamlin surgeons travelled abroad to other medical facilities to provide training. Since 2014, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia has provided this training in […]...

December 3rd, 2020 Read More