“I am Mahilet Tegegn. I am a married Mom of two children, who I love caring for.
I joined Project Zero in March 2023 as a mentor to the midwives at health centers.
I also give awareness to the community about obstetric fistula. I am highly ambitious to eradicate fistula and improve maternal health services.
I studied midwifery at the Hamlin College of Midwives. I am very impressed by Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia for providing trained midwives at remote health centers and their commitment to eradicate fistula from Ethiopia.
Women face a lack of quality service, poor infrastructure and a shortage of well-trained health professionals. My favourite part about my role is sharing my experience, knowledge and skill with the midwives, following up and giving them feedback.
I feel that they [Drs Catherine and Reg Hamlin] are loved by Ethiopian mothers and the legacy they left for us is being compassionate for mothers suffering from fistula and fistula-related injuries.
I will be happy and satisfied when fistula is eradicated and I expect to have fistula-free generations in the future.”