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Hamlin Impact Report: March-May 2021

We are delighted to share with you the latest treatment impact results delivered across all six regional fistula hospitals at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia.

Treatment results this year continue to be very encouraging. Hamlin's medical team continues to meet and exceed all treatment targets as momentum to eradicate obstetric fistula from Ethiopia once and for all gains pace.

Significant progress made in finding and treating fistula patients

Hamlin's Patient Identification Program to find women living with historical fistula injuries recommenced at the end of January - as a result, outpatient numbers and surgeries increased. Hamlin's surgical team has operated on 1,314 women in the eleven months from July 2020 to May 2021.

We are extremely proud of the significant progress made, especially given the impact of COVID-19 on patient flow. The Hamlin clinical team's unwavering determination to continue Dr Catherine Hamlin's work is an inspiration.

Below are key data points from Hamlin’s Impact Report March-May 2021:

Screen Shot 2021 06 25 at 2.21.50 pm | Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation (USA) | Working to eradicate obstetric fistula. Forever.
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Screen Shot 2021 06 25 at 2.25.43 pm | Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation (USA) | Working to eradicate obstetric fistula. Forever.

Understanding the power of your donations

Hamlin’s work – from finding, treating and rehabilitating fistula patients, to educating and deploying Hamlin Midwives – is only possible thanks to the ongoing commitment and generosity of Hamlin supporters. That’s why it is important for our supporters to understand what is happening at Hamlin hospitals. Moreover, you can see the impact of your support first-hand. As the Management and Clinical teams at each of Hamlin’s hospitals update their data, this information will be passed onto our supporters through Hamlin Impact Reports. You can view the results of the previous Hamlin Impact Report (January-February 2021) here.

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.