Life after fistula

Elfinish has been running her shop for the last three years, where she sells a wide variety of products needed for life in the rural…

“Look at me, I am a different person now” – Astegn’s story

The small rural village in Southern Ethiopia that Astegn, 22, grew up in is not only a two-day bus journey from Addis Ababa – but…

Meet Dr Biniyam Sirak – on the front line of tackling fistula and changing lives

At just 39, Dr Biniyam Sirak, is one of the youngest and most passionate surgeons with a special interest for Hamlin’s cause. This may be…

Fetenech’s new lease on life

Fistula can have a devastating impact on a woman’s life. Not only are the patients at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia suffering the devastation of having had…

“Now I can dream about my future again”: Tewe’s Story

We met Tewe on a recent visit to Hamlin’s Yirgalem Regional Fistula Hospital in Southern Ethiopia, where she was returning for follow up stoma treatment,…

Sister Sara, Head Nurse at Yirgalem Regional Fistula Hospital on the moments that give her pause for thought

Sister Sara, pictured above, has an unwavering commitment to helping impoverished women in Ethiopia’s Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region. As the Head Nurse at…

The long road to Addis, and recovery: Semenesh’s story

At just 25 years old, Semenesh is at what in many countries like the UK would be the start of her life, however despite her…

Meet Emebet – Hamlin’s Midwife Mentor based at Yirgalem Regional Fistula Hospital

Emebet is Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s Midwife Mentor based at Yirgalem Regional Fistula Hospital. Opened in 2006, Yirgalem Regional Fistula Hospital in the Sidoma Zone of…

Nick Kristof – a dedicated advocate for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia

On Dr. Catherine Hamlin’s 95th birthday earlier this year, Nick Kristof, one of the world’s most respected humanitarian commentators and double Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, shared…