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September 25, 2023
A gift in your Will helps shape a fistula-free future 

“My vision is to eradicate obstetric fistula from Ethiopia. I won’t achieve this in my lifetime, but you can in yours.” — Dr Catherine Hamlin  Thousands of Ethiopian women’s lives are robbed by the devastating childbirth injury, obstetric fistula. Dr Catherine Hamlin devoted her life to giving women their lives back, ending their suffering and […]

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September 25, 2023
Project Zero – the road map to end fistula 

Thanks to your support, Project Zero is going well and the local community is enthusiastic.

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September 25, 2023
Help finally arrives: Aster's story

Half a century ago, Aster gave birth to a stillborn baby boy. With no access to medical care her long, obstructed labor resulted in an obstetric fistula, a condition she has lived with ever since.

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August 11, 2023
World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day provides an opportunity to highlight the incredible commitment, determination, and compassion of people who dedicate their lives to helping others.

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August 11, 2023
Meet our Prevention Team: Sister Marit

Sister Marit is Vice Dean of the Hamlin College of Midwives, having begun work at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia in 2009.

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August 11, 2023
Meet our Clinical Team: Dr Wondu Belayneh

Dr Wondu Belayeneh Degina is a fistula surgeon at Hamlin’s Yirgalem Fistula Hospital

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July 28, 2023
Meet our Clinical Team: Dr Beede Lema

Dr Beede Lema is a Surgeon at Hamlin’s Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital.

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July 28, 2023
Meet our Clinical Team: Sister Tirgalem

Sister Tirgalem is the acting matron at Hamlin’s Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital.

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