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Exciting expansion of the College of Midwives

The Hamlin College of Midwives is undergoing a major expansion to include a new lecture hall, laboratory, classrooms, library, cafe and dormitory.

These new spaces are urgently needed to cater for a planned increase in numbers of BSc and MSc midwifery students attending the College.

The Hamlin College of Midwives is a centre of excellence for the training of midwives in Ethiopia. Each Bachelor of Science student undertakes a four-year degree in Midwifery and commits to working as a Hamlin Midwife for a minimum of four years following their graduation.

Graduates are deployed back to their local areas to work in Hamlin-supported government midwifery clinics, where their skills are desperately needed. This is a cornerstone of our vision – ensuring that women in Ethiopia have access to quality healthcare to prevent fistula injuries in the first place.

Each student is on a full Hamlin scholarship, funded by generous donors like you.

Phase 1 of the Hamlin College of Midwives’ expansion will take place this year, with new teaching facilities for 250 students, accommodation for 172 residential students and the new library and cafe.

“I feel proud that I am working at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, a pioneer in providing care and support for women who are suffering from preventable birth injuries. The work that is being done is more than words can explain. I am hoping to see future generations of Ethiopian women empowered and free of all obstetric and maternity-related conditions.”

Dean of the Hamlin College of Midwives Konjit Kassahun

Konjit Kassahun, Dean of the Hamlin College of Midwives and Prevention Manager, is working hard to expand Hamlin’s Prevention programme and ensure Hamlin Midwives have the support they need to undertake their important work.


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