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Hamlin: A year in snapshot

This past year Hamlin Fistula has achieved more than ever!


3,580 surgeries for obstetric fistula, pelvic organ prolapse and other gynaecological conditions.

96% fistula closure rate - higher than anywhere else in Africa.

84 midwifery centres were supported by Hamlin with essential drugs and equipment, midwife salaries and mentoring.

28,159 women birthed fistula-free in the care of a skilled Hamlin midwife.

2,679 labour complications safely managed or referred by Hamlin midwives.

117,233 contraception services provided, empowering young women to return to school and mothers to feed their children through adequate child spacing.

37,136 pregnant women received treatment to prevent transfer of HIV to their babies.

1,598 community education forums for mothers were taught by Hamlin Midwives.

53 midwives studied in the Hamlin Master of Science Clinical Midwifery programme.

226 women with childbirth injuries received vocational training.


Thank you to each and every single person who so generously gave! This work would not happen without you.

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Hamlin Fistula NZ is committed to providing ongoing support for fistula surgery and for the preventive work of the midwives. The hospital in Addis Ababa has become a centre of excellence to which doctors from other countries come to learn and master the specialist skills of fistula surgery.

Photography credits to Mary F. Calvert, Kate Geraghty, Amber Hooper, Joni Kabana, Joli Wescombe, Natasha Meyer and Martha Tadesse.