Tag: Mamitu

Mamitu Gashe

Meet our Clinical Team: Mamitu Gashe

Beloved by all at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, Mamitu Gashe is known for her remarkable journey to become one of the world’s great fistula surgeons. Mamitu Gashe: One of the world’s preeminent fistula surgeons In 1989, along with Drs Reg and Catherine Hamlin, Mamitu Gashe won the Gold Medal for surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons […]...

July 13th, 2021 Read More

Mamitu’s Return to Surgery

In news direct from Addis Ababa, we are delighted to announce Mamitu Gashe’s return to surgery! Mamitu has been thriving, back in theatre. When she is not operating on fistula patients, Mamitu has been spending her time in the wards with patients. An excerpt from ‘Healing Lives’ The day after the final candlelit ceremony to […]...

December 15th, 2020 Read More

Dame Quentin Bryce & Sue Williams In Conversation

Watch Dame Quentin Bryce and Sue Williams in conversation talking about Sue’s new book Healing Lives and their respective memories of Dr Catherine Hamlin and Mamitu Gashe. Click here to learn more about Healing Lives....

October 30th, 2020 Read More

Mamitu Gashe’s Incredible Story

The fistula patient, the fistula surgeon, the woman “If you have no leg, you can go with a crutch. If you are blind, there is somebody to help you around. For fistula, this is worse. Family, father, brother, mum, they can’t help… I would be ashamed, because when I got up, there might be a […]...

September 15th, 2020 Read More

One of the World’s Finest Fistula Surgeons

“Mamitu is so valuable. She’s one of the world’s top fistula surgeons. Just think: almost every fistula surgeon in the world today has been trained by Mamitu Gashe, or by someone who’s been trained by Mamitu.” – Dr Yeshineh, Medical Director, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. From humble beginnings, and with the support of thousands of our […]...

September 15th, 2020 Read More

Mamitu’s Interview with BBC Radio

Mamitu Gashe, lifelong friend and colleague of Dr Catherine Hamlin, recently gave a moving interview with BBC Radio, shedding light on her extraordinary journey and life at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital. In the interview, she tells of her extraordinary journey and transformation from fistula patient to fistula surgeon. Listen below: A Journey of Hope […]...

May 22nd, 2019 Read More

A stroll down memory lane with Birru

Birru and Catherine We took a stroll down memory lane with Dr Catherine Hamlin’s good friend and colleague Birru to reflect on the past 60 years of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. — 60,000 women with an obstetric fistula have been treated — 145 midwives have graduated from the Hamlin College of Midwives — 40,000 babies have […]...

March 26th, 2019 Read More

Nick Kristof – a dedicated advocate for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia

“As a journalist it is my privilege to shine a spotlight on people…my greatest honour is to be able to shine that spotlight on people who are doing truly extraordinary work around the world. Thank you for letting me shine that light and congratulations on 95 extraordinary years on behalf of humanity.” On Dr Catherine […]...

February 27th, 2019 Read More

Mamitu: One of BBC’s 100 Women in 2018

Radio interview with BBC World Service On May 16, 2019 the BBC Radio interviewed Mamitu. Listen below to Mamitu telling her remarkable story in her own words.   An inspirational woman Once a patient with obstetric fistula, Mamitu Gashe became an internationally renowned fistula surgeon and a much loved member of the team at Hamlin’s Addis […]...

January 30th, 2019 Read More

6 ways a fistula repair contributes to a fairer world

The UN’s sustainable development goals provide a vision for a better future for all. Here’s how our work fits in. Imagine you’re a young woman who’s gone through days of labour, delivered a stillborn child, then found you’re leaking urine or faeces uncontrollably through a hole in your vagina. Every obstetric fistula is a personal […]...

September 28th, 2018 Read More

Magical Mamitu

“If you have no leg, you can go with a crutch. If you are blind, somebody to help you around. For fistula, this is worse. Family, father, brother, mum, they can’t help but the patient themselves. This is myself, with my mother and sister, I would be ashamed, because when I get up, there might […]...

February 28th, 2017 Read More