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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Dr. Catherine Hamlin celebrated her 93rd Birthday on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital.  She was joined by Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia staff and invited guests. Her only son, Mr. Richard Hamlin and his wife, Mrs. Jo, were also in the attendance. During the occasion, Mr. Richard made a remarkable speech. “Today…

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A ferry is named after world-renowned Australian doctor and humanitarian Catherine Hamlin in Sydney, Australia. More than 60, 000 votes were cast by the public on the final list of ferry names, and Sydneysiders have cast their votes in favour of naming the city’s first new ferry after Dr. Catherine Hamlin. “This is the news…

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This Q&A was published in Sydney Alumni Magazine (SAM), November 2014. Dr Hamlin graduated in medicine at the University of Sydney in 1946. By Michael Visontay Dr Catherine Hamlin is a gynaecologist who has spent most of her life in Ethiopia. Over the past 40 years she has revolutionised care of a childbirth injury called…

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When Dr Catherine Hamlin was born in January 1924, “Happy Birthday to You” was first published, the first winter Olympics were held in France, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue was number one in the US charts and Stanley Bruce was the Prime Minister of Australia! It’s been 91 years and Dr Hamlin has certainly had a…

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