After Seven Difficult Years, Hope for Saliati Patients

22 June, 2021     Saliati grew up in a remote village, where misconceptions about medical care had made the community wary of maternal health services. As a result, she endured an obstructed labour without help and needlessly suffered from...
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Able to Hug Her Children Once More: Genet’s journey Patients

15 June, 2021     Genet’s world was shattered when she suffered an obstetric fistula injury. Near the remote village of Konta Koysha in southern Ethiopia, Genet spent five long months in agony, leaking urine, abandoned by her husband and...
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Sekina, a Hamlin patient at Harar Fistula Hospital

Sekina’s Story: Between life and death Patients

25 May, 2021     Sekina has experienced heartbreaking loss and isolation. Thanks to Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s holistic approach to obstetric fistula treatment, Sekina has also been able to experience the joy of dryness and the dignity of having her...
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A New Start for Fatuma Patients

18 March, 2021     Fatuma grew up surrounded by farms and mountains. In her small rural town of Gursum in Eastern Ethiopia, agriculture is the only source of income for families like hers. Tragically, Fatuma’s geographic isolation was also...
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Treated with Love: Etagegn’s Story Patients

4 February, 2021     Etagegn’s story is one of heartbreaking lows and hopeful highs: from a remote village near Limmu in the Oromiya Region, to the agony of obstetric fistula, to the optimism of a life restored after being...
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Buritu’s Journey Patients

15 September, 2020     Buritu’s journey from the devastation of obstetric fistula to the hope of a new life after being cured at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital demonstrates the need to take preventative action to stop fistulas from...
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Jallene’s Journey Patients

June 24, 2020     For years, Jallene needlessly endured the agony of obstetric fistula without any medical attention. Thanks to a new Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia initiative, Jallene was identified by Hamlin-trained health officers and taken to the Addis Ababa...
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