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May 17, 2021
Celebrating International Day to End Obstetric Fistula - IDEOF 2021

On International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, we look at obstetric fistula in Ethiopia and the progress we've made so far to end fistula.

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April 29, 2021
COVID-19 and Maternal Health, One Year On

Last year, Hamlin closely considered COVID-19’s impact on maternal health care in Ethiopia. One year on, what has happened since then?

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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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April 15, 2021
A New Start for Fatuma

Through the Hamlin Model of Care, Fatuma was able to undergo fistula repair surgery at Hamlin and gain a new start to her life.

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April 1, 2021
Hamlin Impact Report: January-February 2021

Read key data points from Hamlin’s latest impact report. Hamlin's medical team have made incredible progress so far this year!

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March 4, 2021
Rebirth After a Preventable Tragedy: Chaltu's Story

Chaltu doesn't know when her birthday is; she estimates that she is 20 years old. Unfortunately, Chaltu does know, all too well, the agony of obstetric fistula. Chaltu's story is far too common in remote Ethiopia: a lack of resources and information condemning women to suffer the preventable tragedy of fistula. At the time of […]

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March 4, 2021
Treated With Love: Etagegn's Story

From the agony of obstetric fistula to a life restored, Etagegn was treated with love at Hamlin's Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital. Read her story.

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March 2, 2021
Mamitu's Return to Surgery

In news direct from Addis Ababa, we are delighted to announce Mamitu Gashe's return to surgery! Mamitu has been thriving, back in theater. When she is not operating on fistula patients, Mamitu has been spending her time in the wards with patients. An excerpt from 'Healing Lives' The day after the final candlelit ceremony to […]

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