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Hamlin College of Midwives: Class of 2023

Catherine believed that every woman has a right to quality maternal healthcare. Hamlin Midwives save the lives of thousands of mothers and babies every year and prevent countless fistulas. They are the key to eradicating obstetric fistula in Ethiopia.

Since opening in 2007, 256 Hamlin Midwives have graduated from The Hamlin College of Midwives and been deployed to rural areas. There are currently 71 students undertaking their BSc in Midwifery degree, with a new intake of 25 students commencing in January 2024. Completing a Masters in Clinical Midwifery postgraduate degree are another 53 students.

Every student is on a full Hamlin scholarship, funded by generous donors like you.

College graduation 2023 209 | Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation | Together we can eradicate obstetric fistula in Ethiopia.

β€œTo be able to train dedicated young midwives is marvellous for me. They become enthusiastic about helping these poor women. One day rural Ethiopia will be full of midwives giving skilled care
for mothers in labor.” – Dr Catherine Hamlin

In FY23, Hamlin Midwives safely delivered 28,283 babies and 38,898 women attended their first antenatal appointment at a Hamlin-supported midwifery clinic.

College graduation 2023 208 | Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation | Together we can eradicate obstetric fistula in Ethiopia.

β€œServing the childbearing mothers is important for the mother, for her family, for the society, and for the country at large, because women are the backbone.”

- Hareg, Hamlin Midwife graduate

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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.