Impact Report FY21 – Prevention Program

“Midwifery I believe is the answer – to put a well trained midwife in every village would soon eradicate obstetric fistula.” 

– Dr Catherine Hamlin

Hamlin Midwives play an essential role in preventing obstetric fistulas and saving the lives of hundreds of mothers and babies every year. Based in more than 50 Hamlin-supported midwifery clinics across rural Ethiopia, these trained professionals also support, nurture and empower women while sharing invaluable knowledge, building trusting networks and transforming entire communities in rural Ethiopia. This year, our midwives have been on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19, helping to prevent infection in the communities they work in. 

FY21 Statistics: 

  • 22,344 babies delivered by Hamlin Midwives in FY21
  • 32,938 pregnant women seen for their first antenatal check in FY21

The Hamlin College of Midwives continues to be a centre of excellence for the training of midwives:

  • 23 Hamlin midwifery graduates in the class of 2021
  • 95 students undertaking their BSc Degree in Midwifery
  • 195 Hamlin Midwives have graduated since 2010 and been deployed to rural areas

Catherine’s vision lives on…

“I would like to send my sincere appreciation to the Australian people for their loving support of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia and for the Hamlin College of Midwives. The Hamlins dedicated their entire lives to women’s health care and now it’s our turn to keep their legacy moving forward as much as possible.” – Ato Zelalem Belete, Dean of the Hamlin College of Midwives and Prevention Manager at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia

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