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March 13, 2024
Hamlin 12 Day Supporters Tour

We are very excited to be offer the 2024 Ethiopian Tour to our valued supporters. It is such a fantastic opportunity to personally experience the lasting work of Drs Reg and Catherine Hamlin, and to explore the fascinating country that they so loved.

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March 12, 2024
5 ways you can support us this year ...

In honour of Catherine’s 100th birthday, your gift can restore the life of another woman like Emnet.  It costs $2,427 for one woman to receive fistula repair surgery, holistic care, and the essential items for her recovery.  To donate any amount, please click here Partner with us in raising awareness about the crucial need for […]

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November 20, 2023
The waiting room in Hamlin Gorche midwifery centre is near completion!

Thanks to our amazing NZ supporters, women in this remote community will now be able to live near the Hamlin Midwives until they can give birth safely. For women living in poverty in far-lying villages, transportation to a Hamlin Midwifery Centre during labour can be impossible. They have no choice but to give birth at […]

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November 20, 2023
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 […]

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May 22, 2023
Hamlin Fistula New Zealand Building Project

Providing Safe Childbirth for Every Woman For many years, when Drs Reg and Catherine Hamlin sent young women home healed from the Fistula Hospital in Addis, wearing a new dress, the most important instruction the women were given was, “When you get pregnant again, before the birth, start walking to the nearest hospital.”   The Hamlins’ […]

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May 22, 2023
Christchurch Physiotherapist Mentors Hamlin Team

Her suitcase crammed with donated training shoes (very helpful for women who have developed a footdrop), underwear (to help hold incontinence pads in place when exercising in the gym) and socks for the cold nights, Christchurch’s Ann Johnson recently visited Hamlin Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa Ann is an experienced Women’s Health Physiotherapist who voluntarily […]

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March 2, 2023
Hope for a family: Miskiya's story

Obstetric fistula can devastate the chances of a woman having marriage and children in the future. Marriages are often broken by the tragedy of losing a first baby in childbirth. With no foreseeable prospects of physical recovery, women are often abandoned by their husbands. Miskiya and Nejat are a story of hope. Miskiya and her […]

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November 23, 2022
Hamlin Fistula 2022: A year in review

Treat Hamlin’s hard working clinical team performed 2,584 surgeries for women with birth injuries from fistula and pelvic organ prolapse Rehabilitate 420 women received psychological and social support Equip We don’t just treat women with fistula, we empower them to return to lives of dignity. In Hamlin’s comprehensive reintegration program 1,253 women received numeracy and […]

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November 21, 2022
Study highlights importance of Hamlin’s rural midwives

Although 5% of women globally will experience an obstructed labour, women who do not have access medical attention, may experience an obstetric fistula.

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July 4, 2022
Have you considered leaving a gift in your Will?

Dr Reg and Dr Catherine Hamlin left a legacy to the world through their life’s work pioneering obstetric fistula treatment in Ethiopia. Together they perfected surgical techniques that have been recognised globally and continue to save countless lives of women and babies. Through leaving a gift in your Will, you can join us in working […]

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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.

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