The Hamlin clinical team is globally renowned for its treatment technique. Surgeons from all over the world have trained at Hamlin to learn this acclaimed best practice for obstetric fistula repair surgery. In addition to Hamlin’s Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, Hamlin has five regional fistula hospitals across Ethiopia to ensure access for women in remote areas.
Treatment results so far this year are very encouraging. Hamlin’s medical team continues to meet and exceed all treatment targets as momentum to eradicate fistula from Ethiopia once and for all gains pace. Hamlin’s Patient Identification Program to find women living with historical fistula injuries recommenced at the end of January - as a result, outpatient numbers and surgeries increased.
Hamlin’s surgical team operated on 1,508 women in the twelve months from July 2020 to June 2021. We are extremely proud of the significant progress made this year, especially given the impact of COVID-19 on patient flow.
The Hamlin clinical team’s unwavering determination to continue Dr Catherine Hamlin’s work is an inspiration. Beyond surgical treatment of fistula injuries, the Hamlin Model of Care ensures the treatment for women with a fistula is also focused on restoring dignity. Patients coming to Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia receive a customized program that includes surgery, counseling, rehabilitation and reintegration.
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