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August 10, 2020
Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, thanks to you

Your regular support changes lives Sustainable Development Goals. Obstetric fistula changes the lives of the women who live with it. Grief, loneliness, confusion, isolation; a life of needless suffering that leaves women with emotional and physical scars.   By eradicating fistula, through treatment and prevention, we will move towards a fairer and more just world for […]

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July 17, 2020
As a health care worker, woman and mother…

Hamlin regular giver Maggie Robin supports the work of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, here’s why… I first heard about Dr Catherine Hamlin many years ago from my Godmother. She had seen Dr Hamlin speak in person and was inspired to donate to the foundation. Some years later while training as a doctor in women’s health I learned more […]

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July 17, 2020
Thank you to our regular givers, you are amazing!

Regular givers - you are helping to change lives every day. Your monthly donations provide Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia with a reliable and sustainable income which helps us plan well into the future - that means the world to us. You are part of a committed community of people who are determined to eradicate obstetric fistula. Forever. Your […]

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July 17, 2020
Reaching Every Woman With Fistula

Reaching Every Woman With Fistula. For too many women in Ethiopia, their poverty and geographic isolation increase the likelihood of them suffering an obstetric fistula injury. Geographic remoteness is a barrier to the care that fistula patients need, causing thousands of women to needlessly suffer the pain and trauma of fistula for years before they receive treatment.  […]

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July 17, 2020
Growing stronger, together. Thank you for your support.

A message from Carolyn Hardy; Chief Executive Officer, Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation Growing stronger, together. COVID-19 has changed how we live and work and it has shown us the loss that can be caused by a virus that we cannot cure. Yet just as tragically, out of the public spotlight, is the plight of millions […]

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July 16, 2020
An Advocate for Fistula Patients, Global Issues and Good Grades

An Advocate for Fistula Patients, Global Issues and Good Grades. Californian student Libby Eggemeier took a normal class assignment as an opportunity to advocate for some of the most vulnerable women in the world. In the process, she won a grant to aid those very women suffering from obstetric fistula! A junior at the Menlo […]

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July 8, 2020
Our Board Member in Chicago

Sarah Ames, Director Sarah is a partner at Quarles & Brady LLP, a national law firm in Chicago, Illinois U.S. She represents subsidiaries of foreign companies in corporate, commercial, employment and immigration matters.  Sarah was the first woman to run a marathon on each of the 7 continents 3, 4 and 5 times.  For her […]

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July 6, 2020
Hamlin Midwives Preventing Mother to Child Transmission of HIV

Skilled midwives are the difference between life and death, the difference between healthy mothers and horrendous fistula injuries and often they are also the difference between healthy babies and those born with HIV. The Hamlin College of Midwives was established in 2007. For more than a decade now, Hamlin has worked with the Ethiopian Ministry […]

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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.