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Tag: Midwives

New Students Realising Catherine’s Dream

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 Dr Catherine Hamlin in 2007, the Hamlin College of Midwives is the realisation of a long-held dream of Catherine […]...

November 22nd, 2019 Read More

Training Midwives to Prevent Fistula

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 midwifery school on a three-year contract with the Ethiopian government. That initial three-year contract would become their life’s mission. […]...

November 8th, 2019 Read More

A Midwife in Every Village: Realising Catherine’s Dream

When Drs Reg and Catherine Hamlin first arrived in Ethiopia in 1959, they did so with the intention to work as obstetrician-gynaecologists and set up a midwifery school in Addis Ababa on a three-year contract. Upon reaching Ethiopia, Reg and Catherine were introduced to patients suffering from obstetric fistula – a condition they had never […]...

September 6th, 2019 Read More

25 Midwifery Students on the Cusp of Graduation

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 2019. This was the final hurdle in four years of study and hard work for the students . In […]...

June 27th, 2019 Read More

Meet Eyerus, a Senior Hamlin Midwife

Eyerus is 26 years old who, as the senior midwife at the Hamlin-supported midwifery clinic at the Birakat government health centre, is supporting women in her community and helping to prevent obstetric fistula. A bright start An outstanding student at high school, Eyerus was awarded a scholarship to study at the Hamlin College of Midwives in 2012. […]...

May 31st, 2019 Read More

A Game-Changing Project

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 time experience a prenatal service that is inaccessible to most women in regional Ethiopia: an ultrasound. Asmere has been […]...

May 27th, 2019 Read More

Hayat: a Hamlin Midwife’s Journey

An outstanding student becomes an outstanding midwife For Hayat Tesfaye, the Hamlin College of Midwives is more than just a place to study midwifery – it’s a place where young students grow and make memories to last a lifetime. Hayat, a 25 year old Hamlin midwife, recalls the four years she spent at the college […]...

May 1st, 2019 Read More

Hamlin Midwives Return Home to Make a Difference

Seada and Mawerdi are like any Hamlin Midwives. They are two remarkable women who work tirelessly to save lives and provide quality maternal healthcare for women with limited access to healthcare. Following the completion of their four year Bachelor of Science Degree at the Hamlin College of Midwives, Seada and Mawerdi returned home to work […]...

April 29th, 2019 Read More

Maternal Deaths Decrease by 70% in Ethiopia – a Hamlin Success Story

The maternal mortality rate in Ethiopia has dropped by 70% in recent decades, according to the Ministry of Health Ethiopia (1). Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia has made a significant contribution to reducing maternal deaths by increasing access to quality maternal healthcare, especially in under-serviced rural areas. Maternal mortality reducing   In 1990, the World Health Organisation […]...

January 22nd, 2019 Read More

Hamlin’s success in preventing fistula

Transforming maternal health in rural Ethiopia Where a midwife is often the difference between life and death, the deployment of Hamlin midwives has transformed healthcare for rural mothers in Ethiopia. Nested among the hills of Eastern Ethiopia, the Hamlin Midwifery Clinic in the Jarso Health Centre is making a profound impact on the local community. […]...

January 10th, 2019 Read More

Meet our midwives

Hindiya’s story Born and raised in Kombolcha, a rural town in eastern Ethiopia, Hindiya was part of the fourth graduating class from the Hamlin College of Midwives. Soon after her graduation she was deployed to a new Hamlin Midwifery Clinic in Watar. Previously this government health centre had no trained midwives. “I am very happy […]...

January 10th, 2019 Read More

Cultural celebration at the college

Celebrating nations and nationality The Hamlin College of Midwives was full of colour on December 7th last year, as staff, students and patients celebrated the Ethiopian day of Nations and Nationality. Organised by the fourth-year students, the day consisted of dancing and a display of cultural tradition and dress. “This is a time for all […]...

January 10th, 2019 Read More