Tag: Midwives

2021 new intake of midwifery students

The Hamlin College of Midwives Welcomes New Midwifery Students! 

We are thrilled to announce that the new class of passionate midwifery students have arrived at the Hamlin College of Midwives. The Hamlin College of Midwives welcomed 20 new students who are very excited about pursuing their four-year Bachelor of Science in Midwifery degree. The students had their induction and have started classes.  Meanwhile, second and […]...

September 16th, 2021 Read More
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The UNFPA’s 2021 SWOP Report and Hamlin Maternal Care

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently released its annual State of World Population (SWOP) report for 2021. The 2021 SWOP report highlights issues relating to reproductive and sexual health. This year’s report focuses on the theme of bodily autonomy, the power of women to make decisions about their own bodies. The report details a […]...

August 3rd, 2021 Read More

Woldia University Study Highlights Importance of Hamlin’s Rural Presence

Using data from the 2016 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey, a recent 2021 study by Woldia University (published 7 July 2021) in Ethiopia has identified obstetric fistula as a devastating obstetric issue in Ethiopia with continued prevalence. The study looked at 7,590 women over five years who had given birth and found that of these […]...

July 15th, 2021 Read More
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The Hamlin Midwives Alumni Network

What is the Hamlin Midwives Alumni Network? Established in 2018 by Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s partner GreenLamp in Switzerland, the Hamlin Midwives Alumni Network (HMAN) is a network for ongoing professional development for Hamlin Midwives. Any midwives who have graduated from Hamlin College of Midwives are invited to participate, they are encouraged  to lead and organise […]...

July 8th, 2021 Read More

Hamlin’s Prevention Program FY20

“My dream is for a midwife in every village of Ethiopia.” – Dr Catherine Hamlin Prevention In FY20, Hamlin Midwives continued to prevent obstetric fistula and hundreds of maternal and neonatal deaths. They also support, nurture and empower women while sharing invaluable knowledge and building trusting networks, transforming entire communities in rural Ethiopia. The Prevention […]...

December 10th, 2020 Read More

Letter from Hamlin Midwife, Mahlet

“I believe midwifery is the answer – to put a well-trained midwife in every village would eradicate obstetric fistula.” – Dr Catherine Hamlin One Hamlin Midwife: Mahlet Dedicated and passionate about improving women’s lives, Hamlin Midwife Mahlet graduated in 2016 and started working at a Hamlin-supported midwifery clinic in Amarit, near her hometown.  Mahlet is one of […]...

December 10th, 2020 Read More

The Gift of a Trusted Companion in Labour

The power of ONE to transform maternal health care. When a woman has access to a trusted companion, her childbirth experience and maternal health outcomes improve. A recent article from the World Health Organisation (WHO) strongly reiterated the need for women to have a chosen companion during labour and childbirth, even in the midst of […]...

November 26th, 2020 Read More

Preventing Fistula: A Hamlin Success Story

It only takes one midwife to transform a community; each Hamlin Midwife is a success story. Hamlin Midwives prevent obstetric fistulas from occurring by providing quality perinatal and postnatal care to women in rural Ethiopia. Because a Hamlin Midwife was present, hundreds of thousands of successful births have taken place in Ethiopia. As such, Hamlin […]...

November 12th, 2020 Read More

One Woman: Neima

Name: Neima Age: Unknown Home village: Dogu, East Ethiopia Growing up in a remote, mountainous part of Ethiopia, Neima had no access to medical care during her pregnancy. Like her mother, she planned to deliver at home, however her labour was excruciating and unending. After two days of pushing, Neima was carried on a homemade […]...

November 2nd, 2020 Read More

One Midwife: Mahlet

Name: Mahlet Age: 27 Home village: Merawi, North Ethiopia Growing up in a rural village in Northern Ethiopia, Mahlet was always a hard worker. Thanks to her outstanding results in high school, she received a scholarship to study midwifery for four years at the Hamlin College of Midwives in 2012. As a centre of excellence […]...

November 2nd, 2020 Read More

Maternal Health and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed extraordinary strain on health systems across the globe and disrupted essential maternal services. For too many women, access to potential life saving perinatal and postnatal care is a challenge as countries redirect health resources to tackle COVID-19. The impact of COVID-19 on maternal health The impact of the pandemic on […]...

September 16th, 2020 Read More

Studying Midwifery During a Pandemic

Like millions of students around the globe, Rahmet’s studies have looked a little different this year; through emails, online discussion boards, and phone calls, the third year midwifery student has been continuing her studies from home during a nation-wide lockdown. The new normal In March, following the announcement of the Ethiopian government’s measures to combat […]...

September 15th, 2020 Read More