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March 23, 2024
Meet a Hamlin Midwife: Konjit Tadesse

Konjit has graduated from the Hamlin College of Midwives but she has more plans for her professional development.

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December 7, 2023
My first year as Dean – Konjit Kassahun

Konjit Kassahun tells us about her first year as Dean and Prevention Manager of the Hamlin College of Midwives and Head of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s nationwide Prevention program.

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December 7, 2023
Hamlin College of Midwives: Class of 2023

This year, Hamlin Midwives safely delivered 28,283 babies and 38,898 women attended their first antenatal appointment at a Hamlin-supported midwifery clinic.

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December 21, 2021
Hamlin's Prevention Program in 2021

"Midwifery, I believe, is the answer - to put a well-trained midwife in every village would soon eradicate obstetric fistula." Dr Catherine Hamlin Fistula prevention in FY21 Hamlin Midwives play an essential role in preventing obstetric fistula injuries and saving the lives of hundreds of mothers and babies every year. Based in more than 50 […]

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September 16, 2021
The Hamlin College of Midwives Welcomes New Midwifery Students! 

We are thrilled to announce that the new class of passionate midwifery students have arrived at the Hamlin College of Midwives. The Hamlin College of Midwives welcomed 20 new students who are very excited about pursuing their four-year Bachelor of Science in Midwifery degree. The students had their induction and have started classes.  Meanwhile, second and […]

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August 3, 2021
The UNFPA’s 2021 SWOP Report and Hamlin Maternal Care

The UNFPA's 2021 SWOP Report highlights many of the issues Hamlin is working to address, including access to maternal health care in Ethiopia.

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July 15, 2021
Woldia University Study Highlights Importance of Hamlin’s Rural Presence

Using data from the 2016 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey, a recent 2021 study by Woldia University (published 7 July 2021) in Ethiopia has identified obstetric fistula as a devastating obstetric issue in Ethiopia with continued prevalence. The study looked at 7,590 women over five years who had given birth and found that of these […]

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July 8, 2021
SDGs and Population Trends in Ethiopia

An important tool in systematically eradicating obstetric fistula is understanding the state of women’s health and development. Through the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) data dashboard, we can better understand population trends in Ethiopia and how to appropriately meet the maternal health needs of women in Ethiopia. This data – and Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s work […]

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