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This Small Charities Week we are celebrating the BIG impact made by so many small charities across the UK and around the world! Hamlin Fistula UK is excited to participate and honour the work of our team in Ethiopia – which during these challenging times, is more important than ever.

One of the worst things that can happen to a woman or girl is an obstetric fistula, an internal injury caused by an obstructed labour when adequate health care has not been available, that leaves her incontinent, humiliated and often cut off from her community.

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s treatment services at six regional fistula hospitals across Ethiopia changes the lives of over 2,000 women each year and its prevention programmes are helping make the goals of eradicating fistula in Ethiopia by 2030 a reality.

Our amazing team of health professionals in Ethiopia are working to ensure essential clinical operations continue at this challenging time, to ensure women are able to receive vital maternal health services.

In the coming weeks, 16 new patients at Hamlin’s Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital who were identified in public outreach campaigns in March will receive life-changing surgery and Hamlin Midwives are raising awareness about COVID-19 infection prevention in the communities they work in to help keep everyone safe.

This work isn’t possible without our valued supporters – thank you for enabling Hamlin Fistula UK to have a BIG impact!


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