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February 23, 2021
What is the Hamlin Model of Care?

The Hamlin Model of Care is the world's leading approach to treating obstetric fistula injuries; treating the physical and psychological trauma of fistula.

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January 28, 2021
Hamlin Impact Report: November-December 2020

The extraordinary medical professionals at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia have made significant progress over the last few months, despite the enormous challenges they have faced. Their unwavering determination to continue Dr Catherine Hamlin’s work is an inspiration to all. Through the newly developed Treatment Dashboard, Hamlin's Management and Clinical Teams are able to assess the progress […]

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December 10, 2020
Hamlin’s Treatment Program FY20

Treatment Obstetric fistula is a complex injury that requires special treatment and care. The physical and psychological consequences are both debilitating and heartbreaking. Yet, most fistula injuries can be repaired with a simple 60-minute operation which completely restores a woman’s life and dignity. From July 2019-June 2020 (FY20), the team at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia continued […]

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December 10, 2020
Ayana's Journey to Hope

Ayana is one of the 24 patients found in the initial phase of Hamlin's Patient Identification Program. Her story is one of resilience through tragedy - and her journey to finding hope. The pain of fistula Ayana grew up in rural Southern Ethiopia, in a remote village where access to infrastructure is limited. In the […]

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December 3, 2020
FIGO Update: Hamlin-trained Surgeons Making an Impact

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia has a long history of training surgeons from around the world in best-practice fistula surgery techniques. Since the inception of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, surgeons visited Dr Catherine Hamlin to learn, and Hamlin surgeons traveled abroad to other medical facilities to provide training. Since 2014, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia has provided this training in […]

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September 16, 2020
Preventative Measures in Unprecedented Times

Hamlin hospitals All patients arriving at Hamlin’s Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital are assessed and monitored for COVID-19. A building, separate from the main hospital, has been set up for patients to stay while this takes place. If no symptoms are detected, their fistula assessment and treatment is scheduled. If patients have symptoms, they will be […]

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