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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Abinet’s story Patients

January 11, 2019   Abinet, a recent graduate from the Hamlin Rehabilitation and Reintegration program, has just embarked on a new chapter of her life. After a nine-year journey of recovery at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, Abinet is now cured and has big...
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Neima’s story Patients

January 10, 2019   Life before fistula Neima doesn’t know how old she is. In her village, age isn’t a concern, survival is. When asked what their age is, Neima and her peers estimate. The second youngest in a family...
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An incredible transformation Patients

June 13, 2018   When she first fell pregnant at 14, Mekdes was unlike most Ethiopian women, she was able to access maternal care. Although accessing this medical care was far from easy from her small rural village in North...
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More than just sympathy Desta Mender

June 4, 2018   Sometimes the suffering and damage caused by obstetric fistula is so great that even after successful surgery, patients can’t immediately return to their homes. Instead they go to Desta Mender, a rehabilitation centre that provides a...
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A precious diamond Patients

May 25, 2018 A tragic start to motherhood In the small village within South Ethiopia, where Almaz lived there were no health clinics, public transport or even electricity. To get to those services, villages had to walk for a full...
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From a death wish to everlasting joy Patients

May 11, 2018 Please consider making a gift of by June 30, so that we can continue to reach women in need and provide life-changing surgery. Click here to donate.  Aster’s story Aster sits in the post-operative ward at Hamlin’s Addis...
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