2020: International Year of the Midwife Midwives

January 8th, 2020     The World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Through this designation, the WHO is recognising the work of the world’s 22 million nurses and two...
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Hamlin’s Prevention Program: 2019 Midwives

December 13, 2019   The Hamlin Prevention Program continued to see success in 2019 with Hamlin midwives in particular making an enormous impact on the Ethiopian maternal healthcare landscape. Training midwives is essential to achieving Dr Catherine Hamlin’s goal of...
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New Students Realising Catherine’s Dream 60for60

November 22, 2019   The 2019/20 academic year at the Hamlin College of Midwives has begun, with the College welcoming returning students and a new batch of 24 first-year students eager to begin their Bachelor of Science (Midwifery). Opened by...
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Training Midwives to Prevent Fistula Midwives

November 8, 2019   In 1959, Drs Reg and Catherine Hamlin travelled to Ethiopia for the first time. They had accepted a post advertised in the Lancet Medical Journal calling for doctors to work as obstetrician-gynaecologists and set up a...
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66 Hamlin Midwifery Clinics across Ethiopia Midwives

July 8, 2019   A midwife for every woman A midwife for every woman is a simple concept, and one that Dr Catherine Hamlin believes will make the biggest difference in eradicating fistula. We’re thrilled to report that since December,...
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25 Midwifery Students on the Cusp of Graduation Midwives

June 28, 2019   The Final Hurdle This month saw 25 Hamlin midwifery students complete their final clinical placements, as they ready for their graduation with a Bachelor of Science (Midwifery) from the Hamlin College of Midwives on 14th July...
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Meet Eyerus, a Senior Hamlin Midwife Midwives

June 5, 2019   Eyerus is 26 years old who, as the senior midwife at the Hamlin Midwifery Clinic at the Birakat government health centre, is supporting women in her community and helping to prevent obstetric fistula. A bright start...
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A Game-Changing Project Midwives

May 27, 2019   Asmere is 20 years old. She is pregnant with her second child and has an appointment at the Hamlin Midwifery Clinic at Ambesame – the closest clinic to her home. Today she will for the first...
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