Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia is a healthcare network of over 550 Ethiopian staff servicing six hospitals, Desta Mender rehabilitation centre, the Hamlin College of Midwives and 80 Hamlin supported Midwifery Clinics. Hamlin is the reference organisation and leader in the fight to eradicate obstetric fistula around the world, blazing a trail for holistic treatment and care that empowers women to reassert their humanity, secure their health and well-being, and regain their roles in their families and communities. Our vision is simple: To eradicate obstetric fistula. Forever and empower women to reassert their humanity, secure their health and well-being, and regain their roles in their families and communities. Learn more about us through the following FAQ:
Yes. Dr Catherine Hamlin was our Founder and Patron. Catherine passed away in March 2020 at age 96. We exist to fulfil her vision to eradicate fistula. Forever.
Donations received from supporters in the USA and Canada will support Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s programs in Ethiopia.
If you decide to make a bequest, please let us know so we can thank you, record your planned gift and ensure you receive regular updates about the programs your gift will support.
We would love your support and have a range of ways you can get Hands On for Hamlin to raise funds for our programs listed on our website here.
Our funding for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia comes from voluntary contributions made by individual donors, foundations, businesses, community organisations and schools throughout Australia, USA and Canada.
Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation works hard to ensure the highest possible percentage of all donations received is spent on programs to treat and prevent obstetric fistula. Our local costs were higher than normal this year due to the impact of COVID-19 on key fundraising activities in late FY20. We expect the percentages to reduce back to our normal very low levels in FY21.
Yes, the financial accounts are independently audited annually. Our Audited Annual Financial Statements are available on our website here.