“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…

From isolation to independence: Beburuyosh’s story

18 years with a fistula During her first pregnancy, Beburuyosh had an obstructed labour that lasted four agonising days. Whilst 5% of women globally experience…

Meet Our Midwives

Hindiya’s Story Born and raised in Kombolcha, a rural town in eastern Ethiopia, Hindiya was part of the fourth graduating class from the Hamlin College…

Abinet’s Story

Abinet, a recent graduate from the Hamlin Rehabilitation and Reintegration programme, has just embarked on a new chapter of her life. After a nine-year journey of recovery…

Neima’s Story

Life before fistula Neima doesn’t know how old she is. In her village, age isn’t a concern, survival is. When asked what their age is,…