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Two months ago in March 2020, the world sadly lost Dr Catherine Hamlin, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s founder, who gave 60 years of dedicated service to the women of Ethiopia.

The impact of Catherine’s work and its legacy has been discussed at length by her supporters, humanitarians and academics, and BBC Radio 4’s Last Word programme, which celebrates the lives of notable people who have recently died, has marked Catherine’s life.

Listen to the programme online here (0:00 – 6.43 mins) to hear Oprah Winfrey emotionally interviewing Catherine about the girls and women who receive treatment at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, and to journalist Julia Langford share her experience of visiting the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital and her memories of Catherine, “an extraordinary obstetrician and a very remarkable woman”.


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