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 Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s region of Ethiopia is providing vital services to the rural community. The hospital has one ward with 38 beds and facilities for surgery, treatment, rehabilitation, physiotherapy, adult education, and midwifery mentorship.
During 2018-19 the hospital will ensure over 400 women receive vital surgical and maternal health services.
With ten years’ experience working as a Hamlin Midwife, including 2,000 safe deliveries, Emebet is now responsible for supervising 14 Hamlin Midwives based at seven rural Government Health Centres in Sidoma Zone, located under the Yirgalem Regional Fistula Hospital outreach cluster.
These grassroots health centres are a vital contact point for raising awareness in the community about Fistula and other childbirth injuries. Emebet works closely with Midwives making regular mentoring visits, providing technical guidance and ensuring referrals to Yirgalem Regional Fistula Hospital are made quickly and effectively.
Emebet was born and raised in the Southern region of Ethiopia herself, in a small town 60 kms from Yirgalem. She is committed to serving her home region and told us ‘I have great commitment to serving my community and understand their culture and traditions, those in which I was grown.’
Having also trained and received a BSc in Midwifery at the Hamlin College of Midwives in Addis Ababa, she is expanding high standards of quality service
‘At Hamlin I learned not just my profession but also my life principle, caring and loving others. I love my profession and am passionate to work for Hamlin’.