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July 5, 2021
Able to Hug Her Children Once More: Genet’s journey

In three short weeks at Hamlin’s Yirgalem Fistula Hospital, Genet’s world transformed into one of hope, good health and happiness.

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June 22, 2021
After Seven Difficult Years, Hope for Saliati

For seven long years, Saliati lived hidden with obstetric fistula, until she was found by a Hamlin Patient Identification Officer.

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June 10, 2021
Sekina’s Story: Between life and death

Hamlin's Patient Identification Program helped restore Sekina's health & dignity after she suffered a heartbreaking fistula injury.

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May 20, 2021
Amina's Second Chance at Life

Amina suffered from fistula for 25 years. After being treated at Hamlin's Harar Fistula Hospital she now has a second chance at life.

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May 17, 2021
Celebrating International Day to End Obstetric Fistula - IDEOF 2021

On International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, we look at obstetric fistula in Ethiopia and the progress we've made so far to end fistula.

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April 15, 2021
A New Start for Fatuma

Through the Hamlin Model of Care, Fatuma was able to undergo fistula repair surgery at Hamlin and gain a new start to her life.

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March 4, 2021
Rebirth After a Preventable Tragedy: Chaltu's Story

Chaltu doesn't know when her birthday is; she estimates that she is 20 years old. Unfortunately, Chaltu does know, all too well, the agony of obstetric fistula. Chaltu's story is far too common in remote Ethiopia: a lack of resources and information condemning women to suffer the preventable tragedy of fistula. At the time of […]

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March 4, 2021
Treated With Love: Etagegn's Story

From the agony of obstetric fistula to a life restored, Etagegn was treated with love at Hamlin's Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital. Read her story.

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