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November 10, 2020
Jallene’s Journey

Jallene’s Journey. For years, Jallene needlessly endured the agony of obstetric fistula without any medical attention. Thanks to a Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia initiative, Jallene was identified by Hamlin-trained health officers and taken to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital for treatment. Jallene’s journey is one of sacrifice, suffering and, ultimately, the renewal of hope. Life before fistula, Jallene's journey Jallene is from […]

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September 16, 2020
Studying Midwifery During a Pandemic

Studying Midwifery during a pandemic. Like millions of students around the globe, Rahmet’s studies have looked a little different this year; through emails, online discussion boards, and phone calls, the third year midwifery student has been continuing her studies from home during a nation-wide lockdown. The new normal In March, following the announcement of the […]

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September 16, 2020
Maternal Health and COVID-19

Maternal health and COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed extraordinary strain on health systems across the globe and disrupted essential maternal services. For too many women, access to potential life saving perinatal and postnatal care is a challenge as countries redirect health resources to tackle COVID-19. The impact of COVID-19 on maternal health The impact […]

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September 16, 2020
Buritu's Journey

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 occurring in the first place - as well as the incredible impact of the Hamlin Model of Care. Buritu's journey: […]

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August 10, 2020
Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, thanks to you

Your regular support changes lives Sustainable Development Goals. Obstetric fistula changes the lives of the women who live with it. Grief, loneliness, confusion, isolation; a life of needless suffering that leaves women with emotional and physical scars.   By eradicating fistula, through treatment and prevention, we will move towards a fairer and more just world for […]

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July 17, 2020
As a health care worker, woman and mother…

Hamlin regular giver Maggie Robin supports the work of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, here’s why… I first heard about Dr Catherine Hamlin many years ago from my Godmother. She had seen Dr Hamlin speak in person and was inspired to donate to the foundation. Some years later while training as a doctor in women’s health I learned more […]

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July 17, 2020
Thank you to our regular givers, you are amazing!

Regular givers - you are helping to change lives every day. Your monthly donations provide Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia with a reliable and sustainable income which helps us plan well into the future - that means the world to us. You are part of a committed community of people who are determined to eradicate obstetric fistula. Forever. Your […]

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July 17, 2020
Reaching Every Woman With Fistula

Reaching Every Woman With Fistula. For too many women in Ethiopia, their poverty and geographic isolation increase the likelihood of them suffering an obstetric fistula injury. Geographic remoteness is a barrier to the care that fistula patients need, causing thousands of women to needlessly suffer the pain and trauma of fistula for years before they receive treatment.  […]

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Photography credits to Cameron Bloom, Nigel Brennan, Mary F. Calvert, Kate Geraghty, Amber Hooper, Joni Kabana, Johannes Remling and Martha Tadesse.

Patient names and images have been changed to protect the identities of those we help.