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September 16, 2021
Hamlin's Exciting New Women's Empowerment Program

Hamlin has launched a new Women’s Empowerment Program to provide more former fistula patients with the chance to learn at Desta Mender.

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August 10, 2021
After Ten Painful Years, Joy For Kuma

Growing up in a rural village in southwestern Ethiopia, Kuma did not have access to quality maternal health care. As a result, she experienced an obstructed labor at home that resulted in her suffering obstetric fistula injuries. Kuma suffered with fistula for over ten years before she was identified and given life-changing treatment at Hamlin’s […]

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August 6, 2021
Extraordinary Care and Love: Zinash's story

Zinash's story transformed from struggle to joy through the extraordinary care and love of the staff at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. For Zinash, being referred to a Hamlin fistula hospital was life changing, and the care she received would end her suffering from fistula once and for all. Living in a small rural town in southern […]

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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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