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December 7, 2023
Together transforming more lives than ever

Hamlin’s world-renowned clinical team performed the highest number of fistula surgeries in its history, at a rate of almost 300 surgeries every month.

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December 7, 2023
Project Zero pilot is a success

Project Zero is finding women who have suffered with fistula for years, even decades.

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December 7, 2023
More women to receive rehabilitation services in 2024

Women receive more than just surgery at Hamlin Fistula Hospitals, they also receive rehabilitation. These are the number of women who received rehabilitations services in 2023.

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December 7, 2023
Supporting women in Tigray and Hamlin's Mekele Fistula Hospital

Hamlin's Mekele Fistula Hospital is being restored to it's pre-war level, thanks to you.

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December 7, 2023
Wrapped in love and care: Meseret's story

Meseret suffered for close to 30 years until she arrived at Hamlin's Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital.

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November 14, 2023
What are the 3 main risk factors for obstetric fistula?

What are the causes of obstetric fistula? We unpack the four main causes of this debilitating childbirth injury.

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April 16, 2021
Celebrating – and Continuing – Catherine Hamlin’s Life’s Work

A message from Carolyn Hardy; Chief Executive Officer, Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation: As we celebrated Dr Catherine Hamlin’s extraordinary life last month, we reflected on the many measures of her incredible impact over the past six decades. The most important is the 60,000 women’s lives transformed by Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia and the declining rate of […]

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March 1, 2021
Mamitu Gashe’s Incredible Story

The fistula patient, the fistula surgeon, the woman "If you have no leg, you can go with a crutch. If you are blind, there is somebody to help you around. For fistula, this is worse. Family, father, brother, mum, they can’t help... I would be ashamed, because when I got up, there might be a […]

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Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation is fiscally sponsored by KBFUS (EIN582277856) and KBF Canada (RCO769784893RR0001)

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

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