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August 16, 2021
Meet our Clinical Team: Dr Bitew

Dr Bitew Abebe is the Medical Director at Hamlin’s Bahir Dar Fistula Hospital. His work as a urogynecologist and obstetric fistula surgeon has transformed the lives of thousands of Ethiopian women. Dr Bitew joined Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia in 2009. Prior to working at Hamlin, he studied medicine at the Addis Ababa University and specialized in […]

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July 19, 2021
Meet our Clinical Team: Dr Wondwossen

Meet Dr Wondwossen Ergete Woldeab: urologist at Hamlin's Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, and respected member of Hamlin's Clinical Team.

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July 15, 2021
Meet our Clinical Team: Mamitu Gashe

Almost every fistula surgeon in the world today has been trained by Mamitu Gashe, or by someone who’s been trained by Mamitu.

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July 12, 2021
Meet our Clinical Team: Matron Konjit

Meet our Clinical Team: Matron Konjit Kassahun, Head Nurse and Head of the Outpatient Department at Hamlin's Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital.

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May 19, 2021
Meet our Clinical Team: Dr Leta

Name: Dr Leta Gedefa ArarsaJob: Fistula Surgeon at Hamlin's Harar Fistula HospitalStart date: September, 2020 Dr Leta has been working tirelessly to make Dr Catherine Hamlin’s dream of an Ethiopia free of obstetric fistula a reality. During his days as a medical student, Dr Leta’s life was profoundly affected by the mothers he cared for and got to […]

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March 25, 2021
Meet our Clinical Team: Dr Tekleselassie

“I want to see Ethiopian women enjoy the same privilege as their brothers and fathers" - Dr Tekleselassie, surgeon for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia

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January 22, 2021
Meet our Clinical Team: Dr Zehara Sualih

Dr Zehara Sualih, Surgeon at Hamlin’s Metu Fistula Hospital Dr Zehara Sualih is a surgeon at Hamlin’s Metu Fistula Hospital. A trained obstetrician and gynaecologist, she is a valued member of Hamlin’s Clinical Team. Dr Zehara joined Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia in January 2015, after previously working at the Metu Karl Hospital. Having graduated from the University of Gondar with […]

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December 8, 2020
Meet our Clinical Team: Dr Biniyam Sirak

Dr Biniyam Sirak is one of the youngest surgeons at Hamlin's Yirgalem Fistula Hospital. Like so many talented Ethiopians, Biniyam was drawn to working with Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia because of its commitment to caring for vulnerable women suffering with obstetric fistula. A career written in the stars Biniyam's connection to Hamlin is certainly unique: he […]

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