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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Women No More Labor in Darkness Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (HFE) has distributed more than 162 solar suitcases, a project funded by Greenlamp, to remote health centers in four regions to enhance safe and prompt delivery services at nights. Out of these suitcases, Oromiya  received 57, Amhara 51, Tigray 24, and SNNP 30. A reliable light…

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The Addis Abeba Fistula Hospital’s Operation Room named Dr. Reginald Operation Theater has been under renovation for the past two months and will be wrapped up this month. This  approximately 4 million birr renovation project has been carried out against the backdrop of adding a new intervention on Urology Fellowship that Hamlin is handling in…

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Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia has undergone many exciting changes this time around. New staff members are aboard, including: The First Ethiopian CEO, Dr. Tesfaye Yacob Planning and Program Manager, Dr. Demissew Beyene Senior Fistula Surgeon, Dr. Mengistu Tefera, and Information and Communication Manager, Dr. Teshome Tafesse First Ethiopian CEO, Dr. Tesfaye Yacob Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (HFE)…

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The Hamlin College of Midwives graduated 20 female candidates with BSc Degree in Midwifery on Saturday, the 8th of October, at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital’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 ceremony and celebrated the…

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