Tag: Uganda

A Day of Celebration as Ground was Broken in Uganda

I was privileged to be in Uganda last week to join the ground breaking ceremony on the site of what will be the new Terrewode Women’s Community Hospital – replicating the Hamlin Model of Care. It was a wonderful day of music, dancing and celebration by the whole community. The ceremony was attended by women […]...

March 7th, 2018 Read More

Beyond borders to help more women

A life-time of caring  I was privileged to spend time with Dr Catherine Hamlin in Ethiopia recently as she was nearing her 94th birthday. Catherine first came to Ethiopia almost 60 years ago. She still remembers the warnings from the other medical staff that: “the fistula patients will break your heart”. That was at the […]...

February 23rd, 2018 Read More

Why the Hamlin Model of Care is needed in Uganda

Mirembe was only a teenager when she found herself pregnant with her first child in rural Uganda. Virtually a newlywed and with little in common with her husband’s family, Mirembe kept to herself and spent a lonely nine months looking forward to the birth of her baby. Eventually Mirembe went into labour. After an agonising […]...

January 16th, 2018 Read More