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July 14, 2022
Canadian Donors Are Powering X-ray Imaging at Hamlin's Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital

Thanks to the generosity of our Canadian supporters and KBF Canada, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia has a new state-of-the-art digital X-ray machine for the Radiology Unit at Hamlin’s Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital.

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July 14, 2022
Two surgeons from Afghanistan and Nepal train under Hamlin Model of Care

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia is training fistula surgeons in best practice care, in partnership with the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO).

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June 6, 2022
Hamlin Impact Report- January- April 2022

Here at the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation, we have been seeing incredible progress towards the fight to end fistula.

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May 26, 2022
Two New Board Members Join CHFF

On 26 May 2022, we welcomed two exceptional new Board members to the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation team. Professor Caroline Homer AO and Greg Morris will bring a wealth of experience in maternal health and not-for-profit leadership to the Board. As we welcome these two new Board members, we sadly farewell Philippa Ellis, who has been Treasurer with […]

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May 19, 2022
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2022

Monday 23rd May 2022 marks the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, the devastating injury caused during an obstructed labor, affecting tens of thousands of women in Ethiopia, who struggle to access maternal health care. 

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March 7, 2022
International Women's Day 2022: Break the bias on fistula

As part of International Women’s Day 2022, Hamlin is reflecting on the importance of breaking the bias that obstetric fistula patients face. We want to see a world free of stereotypes and discrimination. A world where access to equitable and holistic health care empowers women to determine their own futures. International Women's Day 2022 The […]

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February 24, 2022
No Longer Defined by Fistula: Mulu's story

For half of her life, a horrific childbirth injury defined Mulu. Obstetric fistula stole Mulu’s joy, confidence, and relationships for 17 years. Today, thanks to a diversion surgery at Hamlin’s Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, she is regaining her health, happiness, and sense of self. Four arduous days Mulu was born and raised in Benishangul-Gumuz, a […]

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February 17, 2022
From Heartbreak to Hope: Zemzem's journey

An obstetric fistula injury nearly cost Zemzem her life. For over a decade, she felt hopeless, ashamed and alone – until she underwent treatment at Hamlin’s Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital.  Rural and remote: Zemzem's life before fistula Zemzem’s village is nestled in the mountains of the Amhara region in northern Ethiopia. To access basic services – like transport, electricity, […]

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