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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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July 4, 2022
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Meet our Barefoot Champions: Hamlin 2022 Barefoot Challenge

In May, this year’s Barefoot Challengers hit the trails to raise funds and awareness for Hamlin Fistula NZ. From beach to mountain, New Zealand’s nature provided stunning backdrops and punishment for the soles. Our challenger’s efforts raised over $13,000! When a woman suffering with a fistula hears about the work of Hamlin Fistula, they are […]

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March 31, 2022
Meet our first international midwifery student Sr. Domenica Vensia

Thirty-six year-old Sister Domenica is originally from South Sudan in a small town called Upper Nile, located very close to Ethiopian border. Now she is training to be a Hamlin midwife.

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March 31, 2022
Hamlin sets the standard for birth injury care

Hamlin Fistula has been setting the international standard in fistula care in Ethiopia for 63 years. Yet Kiwi care is lagging behind.

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March 31, 2022
Hamlin Begins Master of Science in Clinical Midwifery

Training highly skilled midwives remains one of the key strategies in Hamlin’s Model of Care to prevent and eradicate obstetric fistula in Ethiopia.

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February 8, 2022
60 years – 60,000 Lives

2019 marks 60 years since Dr Reg and Dr Catherine Hamlin first arrived in Addis Ababa on a three-year contract to train midwives.

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February 8, 2022
NZ Government Supports Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia

NZ has made a move to focus on Ethiopia. In an effort by NZ to strengthen diplomatic relations with the African Union.

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February 8, 2022
Christchurch Physio Strengthens Hamlin Physiotherapy Service

Christchurch physiotherapist Ann Johnson (expatriate of the UK), who specialises in working in gynaecology with women who experience incontinence, recently assumed the role of physiotherapy tutor to Hamlin Fistula, after her UK colleague retired from the role. In March she travelled to Addis Ababa for her first ever visit to Hamlin Fistula Hospital.

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February 8, 2022
To the End of the Earth

Former Gisborne “country girl” Christina Campbell has raised more than $8000 for midwifery in Ethiopia after completing a 1000km trek on the renowned Camino de Santiago trail in northern Spain.

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February 8, 2022
Mamitu: One of BBC’s 100 Women in 2018

On May 16, 2019 the BBC Radio interviewed Mamitu. Listen to Mamitu telling her remarkable story in her own words.

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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.