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Hamlin Impact Report: July-September 2021

We are delighted to share with you the latest treatment impact results delivered across all regional obstetric fistula hospitals at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. The extraordinary medical professionals at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia have made significant progress over the last few months, despite the enormous challenges they have faced. Their unwavering determination is an inspiration to all.

A vital tool in making the best decisions

The Treatment Dashboard is used to record patient admission rates, the number and type of surgical procedures undertaken, the fistula closure rate, the incontinence cure rate, and the number of patients and outpatients discharged at each of Hamlin’s fistula hospitals. Hamlin’s work – from finding, treating and rehabilitating fistula patients, to educating and deploying midwives – is only possible thanks to the ongoing commitment and generosity of Hamlin supporters, like you. Click here to see our full Treatment Dashboard.

Below are key data points from Hamlin’s six hospitals from July to September of this year.

Procedures by Site | Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation (USA) | Working to eradicate obstetric fistula. Forever.
Procedures by Type | Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation (USA) | Working to eradicate obstetric fistula. Forever.
Incontinence Cure RateFistula Closure Rate | Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation (USA) | Working to eradicate obstetric fistula. Forever.

Meet our Clinical Team: Dr Bitew Abebe

As a fistula surgeon, Dr Bitew performs approximately 300 fistula repair surgeries each year. He estimates that he has performed a total of 3,900 surgeries during his time at Hamlin. That’s 3,900 lives transformed thanks to Dr Bitew’s dedication and hard work. Click here to read about Dr Bitew, Medical Director at Hamlin’s Bahir Dar Fistula Hospital.

Dr Bitew at Hamlin's Bahir Dar Fistula Hospital

Patient treatment at Hamlin is only possible thanks to you, our supporters – thank you. Click here to learn more about the Hamlin Clinical Team’s incredible work treating fistula patients.

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