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Hamlin Fistula UK

Hamlin Fistula UK

Who we are

Hamlin Fistula UK is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of childbirth injuries in Ethiopia. 

We are part of the Hamlin family of charities, which was founded by pioneering surgeons Dr Reg Hamlin OBE and Dr Catherine Hamlin AC in Ethiopia. Catherine and Reg (from Australia and New Zealand respectively) were in Ethiopia to train midwives when they first discovered the overwhelming numbers of women suffering the terrible plight of fistula, and realised that little to nothing was being done to help them.

They established the first Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia in Addis Ababa to help women in need.

Today the organisation in Ethiopia has expanded and includes five regional hospitals, the Hamlin College of Midwives and Desta Mender, a rehabilitative farm and training centre for long-term patients. To date, Hamlin has treated close to 60,000 women and all centres are run sustainably in partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health.

However there remain many gaps in maternal health service provision in Ethiopia and our support is vital to strengthening access to life changing care for thousands of women.

We believe in a world without maternal death, birth injuries or obstetric fistula, and support Hamlin Ethiopia to work towards this vision.

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Charity details

Registered address
4 Parade Buildings,Nimmings Road
B62 9JJ

0121 559 3999

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