Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of obstetric fistula, a devastating childbirth injury.

In rural Ethiopia, women have little or no access to emergency obstetric care. If labour becomes obstructed, they can be left in agonising labour for days. They almost always lose their baby and many are left with a fistula, causing permanent incontinence. Pushed to the edge of society, these women are among the most marginalised in the world. 

At Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, women receive free surgery, counseling, physiotherapy and loving care.

Founded by Drs Catherine and Reg Hamlin in 1974, the organisation has grown and matured to a healthcare network of 550 staff servicing six hospitals, a rehabilitation centre, and an educational collaboration training surgeons, midwives and clinical leaders from around the world.

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (Australia) Limited T/as Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation

The Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation, formerly Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (Australia) is an independent charity established by Dr Catherine Hamlin to raise funds for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia and other partners using the Hamlin Model of Care to eradicate Obstetric Fistula. The Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation has one purpose and one purpose only: eradicating fistula. Forever.

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