Dr. Catherine Hamlin has been named ‘New South Wales (NSW) Senior Australian of the Year for 2018’.  Dr.  Catherine, 93, was recognized for her decades of service for the young Ethiopian women suffering from obstetric fistula. The organization, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, founded by Dr. Catherine and her late husband, Dr. Reginald, has treated more than…

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The Federal Ministry of Health has recognized Hamlin College of Midwives (HCM) as a Model College in the Midwifery Education in Ethiopia. The College has an uninterrupted history of 100%  pass of its graduates in the National Midwife Licensing Examination, which ensures that any midwife graduate in Ethiopia has achieved at least a common standard…

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Dr. Catherine Hamlin won the ‘2017 Yebego Sew Shilimat’ (literally translated as the Good Person Award), yearly Ethiopian prize for the life time best achievements.  During the award ceremony, held on September 3, 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Addis Ababa, Dr. Catherine expressed her happiness for receiving the award. ‘I am greatly honored to be…

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Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (HFE) hosted a two-day-interactive meeting, organized by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, from September 2-3, 2017. The meeting, attended by more than 30 participants from all over the world, aims to prepare experienced fistula surgeons in their role as FIGO Accredited Trainers, and…

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The United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) has awarded Dr. Catherine Hamlin with the ‘UNAA Lifework Award 2017’. Dr. Catherine is recognized for dedicating her life and work to restoring the health and dignity of more than 50, 000 Ethiopian women who have survived a horrendous and preventable childbirth injury-obstetric fistula. Together, with her husband,…

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The Hamlin College of Midwives (HCM) graduated 20 female candidates, 7th batch since its establishment in 2007, with BSc Degree in Midwifery on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at its College’s Compound.  Families, friends, staff, Board of Trustees, and representatives from partner organizations, embassies and the government, as well as honored guests from overseas attended the…

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Some run marathons; others walk on bare foot; some others swim lakes ….; but all for one big cause, helping the poor women suffering from the traumatic birth injury. Without the full engagement of all our supporters, such life changing work couldn’t be possible at all. Recently, a fund-raising adventure for this big cause was…

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The first ever “Ethiopian Girls Award” was colorfully  held at the Mosaic Hotel,  Addis Ababa, on March 20, 2017.  The purpose of the award was to recognize outstanding efforts of individuals and institutions that contributed to the advancement of education and gender equality and empowerment of girls. This year’s award is named after Dr. Catherine…

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“I’m now doing what I love- helping the very poor young girls and women in my community,” Sr. Agegnehu Lihikina Agegnehu Lihikina, 25, was born and educated in a small rural town of Amhara region, north Ethiopia. The fact that she was among the top ranking students on high school completion, Agegnehu was granted Hamlin’s…

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