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Ambassadors Visit for International Women’s Day

Over the years, Hamlin has been honoured to welcome many important visitors to our hospitals, from Princess Mary of Denmark to US chat show host Oprah Winfrey.

High profile supporters play a vital role in helping to spread awareness of our work and the importance of women’s health care in Ethiopia around the world.

This Spring, to celebrate International Women’s Day, we were honoured to host a very special visit from Ethiopia’s community of International Ambassadors to introduce them to our work.

Representatives from seven countries and the European Union to Ethiopia joined the team at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital to meet with surgeons, tour the hospital and talk with recovering patients.

Ambassadors to Ethiopia from around the world visit a ward at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital
Pictured: Dr Yeshineh, Hamlin Medical Director talks with Heidi Knellwolf, Australian Defence Attaché for the African Union, Representing Embassy of Australia, Her Excellency Anna Farrou, Greek Ambassador to Ethiopia, His Excellency Hans Lundquist, Swedish Ambassador to Ethiopia and team members.

Suzanne Mandong, from the United Nations Population Fund, a close partner to Hamlin, supported the visit, which welcomed ambassadors to Ethiopia from Austria, Japan, Sweden, Greece, and the European Union as well as attachés and representatives from Canada and Australia.

Our CEO in Ethiopia Tesfaye Mamo presented Hamlin’s strategy to end fistula in Ethiopia to the ambassadors and explained how this can only be achieved with the support of our donors around the world and a coordinated approach in Ethiopia.

It was such an honour to welcome so many distinguished guests to Hamlin. Their support makes a huge difference in raising awareness internationally of the work we are doing to end fistula in Ethiopia for good.”

Tesfaye Mamo, CEO, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia
Ambassadors to Ethiopia from around the world stand outside the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital
Ambassadors and representatives from eight countries and the Hamlin team at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital

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