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Tag: Midwives

Class of 2017

“We are midwives!” This was the proud concluding statement of a speech by Tizita, the Student Representative of the Hamlin College of Midwives 2017 graduating class. Despite it being the rainy season in Ethiopia, the rain stayed away long enough for everyone to enjoy this important graduation ceremony, the 7th since the college opened in […]...

July 27th, 2017 Read More

Midwives save lives

International Day of the Midwife 2017  Did you know that today is International Day of the Midwife? May 5th is a day for us to celebrate these wonderful health professionals and all the passion, love and life-saving medical support they provide to women giving birth. Each year 350,000 women around the world die due to […]...

May 4th, 2017 Read More

A network of midwives

In September 2016, 25 new students commenced their four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Midwifery, at the Hamlin College of Midwives. Each student is provided a full scholarship, which is completely funded by generous donors to Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. Donors like IMC – one of the world’s leading proprietary trading firms. IMC believes that businesses […]...

March 14th, 2017 Read More

The Hamlin College of Midwives

Dr Catherine Hamlin has worked for almost 60 years to eradicate obstetric fistula in Ethiopia. She established the Hamlin College of Midwives in 2007 because she knew the only way to prevent childbirth injuries occurring in the first place was to ensure that mother’s-to-be had access to midwives. Ninety two students are currently studying at […]...

December 18th, 2016 Read More

How you are helping to eradicate obstetric fistula from Ethiopia

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia is relentless in ensuring childbirth injuries are prevented through an active program of recruiting the brightest students from rural areas, putting them through rigorous training as midwives, and then deploying them back to their villages where their skills are needed. The Hamlin College of Midwives is a cornerstone of the Hamlin Fistula […]...

July 7th, 2016 Read More