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Record Treatment Impact at Hamlin Fistula Hospitals, Made Possible By You

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.

Record treatment impact results

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.

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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.

Patient treatment at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia is only possible thanks to you, our supporters. Thank you. Read the latest treatment news from Hamlin's fistula hospitals here.


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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.