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January 12, 2021
Hamlin Alumni: Prilli Stevens on Stoma Therapy at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital

Prilli Stevens was the Chief Professional Nurse in the Stoma Therapy Unit at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa; she retired in 2005. Prilli first met Dr Catherine Hamlin in 1995. Below is the second instalment of Prilli Stevens’ account of working with Hamlin’s Stoma Therapy team at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital. The plight of young women […]

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December 4, 2020
Hamlin Alumni: Ruth Kennedy on 'Emaye'

Ruth Kennedy is a Scottish midwife who grew up in Brazil. Ruth first met Dr Catherine Hamlin in 1991. Below is the second in a series of blogs about her experience working with Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. Our friendship developed from that first introduction. The delightful old-world afternoon tea that Catherine offered to those she favored, […]

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November 12, 2020
Hamlin Alumni: Beletshachew Tadesse, the evolution of Rehabilitation and Reintegration at Hamlin

Beletshachew Tadesse first met Dr Catherine Hamlin in 2009 when she was working for WaterAid. Soon after Beletshachew came work with Catherine at Hamlin’s Desta Mender as Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s first Rehabilitation and Reintegration Manager, she served in this role from 2011 to 2019. “These women deserve to thrive” I joined Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia in […]

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November 5, 2020
Hamlin Alumni: Ruth Kennedy, When a Midwife Arrived at Hamlin

Ruth Kennedy is a Scottish midwife who grew up in Brazil. Ruth first met Dr Catherine Hamlin in 1991. Below is the first in a series of her blogs about her experience working with Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. She was young, small in stature, only a child… she was lying in a head down prone position, with […]

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November 5, 2020
Hamlin Alumni: Prilli Stevens and the Early Days of Stoma Therapy at Hamlin

Prilli Stevens was the Chief Professional Nurse in the Stoma therapy Unit at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa; she retired in 2005. Prilli first met Dr Catherine Hamlin in 1995. Written in 2005, below is Prilli Stevens’ account of working with Catherine. It was in 1993 that I first heard of the […]

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November 5, 2020
Hamlin Alumni who Helped Build the Hamlin Model of Care

Celebrating Hamlin Alumni and their contributions to the Hamlin Model of Care. When Drs Reg and Catherine Hamlin first encountered an obstetric fistula patient, they knew women with this terrible condition required special attention. Their model of care for fistula patients evolved over six decades with the support and input of many professionals at the […]

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Photography credits to Cameron Bloom, Nigel Brennan, Mary F. Calvert, Kate Geraghty, Amber Hooper, Joni Kabana, Johannes Remling and Martha Tadesse.

Patient names and images have been changed to protect the identities of those we help.