A team rebuilding lives

The Hamlin Fistula UK team recently visited Hamlin’s Desta Mender rehabilitation centre in Addis Ababa. Social worker Tigrist (pictured above, second left) and her team…

Measuring the Numbers of Untreated Obstetric Fistula: The Example of Ethiopia

While Ethiopia has experienced a reduction in the number of obstetric fistula cases over the last 10 years, estimating the number of women who have untreated obstetric fistula remains complex. We are closer to reaching a fistula-free Ethiopia, but there are still thousands of women who require care.

The changing face of obstetric fistula surgery in Ethiopia

In late 2013, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia commissioned renowned maternal health researcher Dr Karen Ballard of Trinity College Dublin to develop and coordinate research about obstetric fistula in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia then and now: Dr. Catherine Hamlin talks to the BBC on her life’s work to tackle fistula

Dr. Catherine Hamlin has dedicated her life to eradicating fistula in Ethiopia. Catherine and her late husband Dr. Reg Hamlin were in Ethiopia to train…

Congratulations Hamlin College of Midwives Class of 2019!

After four years of dedication and study, attendance at hundreds of births and training from expert tutors, 25 newly qualified Midwives graduated from the Hamlin…

In her own words: Hamlin Surgeon Mamitu Gashe tells her story on BBC World Service

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia surgeon Mamitu Gashe specialises in repairing the most complex obstetric fistula. She decided to become a fistula surgeon after she almost died…

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed leads Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia 60th Anniversary Celebration

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia was honoured to welcome Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital this week,…

Maternal deaths decrease by 70% in Ethiopia

The maternal mortality rate has dropped by 70% in recent decades, according to a statement by the Ministry of Health Ethiopia (1). Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia…

Hamlin Fistula UK begins 50th Anniversary year celebrations!

Hamlin Fistula UK began celebrations for its 50th Anniversary year with a special event for supporters which welcomed special guests from the Addis Ababa Fistula…