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December 7, 2023
Wrapped in love and care: Meseret's story

Meseret suffered for close to 30 years until she arrived at Hamlin's Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital.

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December 3, 2023
Impact Report: July- October 2023

A total of 1,344 life-changing surgeries were performed at Hamlin’s Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital and our five regional fistula hospitals in Mekele, Yirgalem, Metu, Harar and Bahir Dar. 

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November 22, 2023

On GivingTuesday, you can give a Comfort Package to a woman suffering from devastating childbirth injuries, an obstetric fistula .

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November 14, 2023
What are the 3 main risk factors for obstetric fistula?

What are the causes of obstetric fistula? We unpack the four main causes of this debilitating childbirth injury.

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October 13, 2023
International Day of Rural Women

On International Day of Rural Women, we recognise the essential role that rural women and girls play in their communities.

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September 27, 2023
Your legacy gift changes lives

Planned giving, or a gift in legacy, makes a lasting impact on generations of Ethiopian women.

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September 26, 2023
From conflict to hope: Selam's story

After two agonizing days in obstructed labor, Selam’s baby was stillborn and she sustained a terrible obstetric fistula injury.

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September 25, 2023
November 2024 Hamlin Ethiopian Adventure 

Join us for the November 2024 Ethiopian Adventure! Explore Southern Ethiopia, visit Hamlin Fistula Hospitals and take part in a fun run.

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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.