Prime Minster Dr. Abiy Inaugurates Hamlin Statue

Ethiopia’s Prime Minster Dr. Abiy Ahmed inaugurated a statue built at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in honor of Dr. Catherine Hamlin and her late husband, Dr. Reginald Hamlin on May 29, 2019.

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The Premier on the occasion thanked Dr. Catherine Hamlin for her outstanding contribution to Ethiopia’s health sector over the past 60 years and for her tremendous work of restoring the dignity of Ethiopian women affected by obstetric fistula.

Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed also bestowed an award upon Dr. Catherine Hamlin on behalf of the Government of Ethiopia for her tireless contribution.


The Premier together with the First Lady Zinash Tayachew also planted seedlings in the compound of the hospital.

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia celebrated its 60th Anniversary with a number of activities from May 23 to May 30, 2019 with a number of activities, including statue inauguration, panel discussion and photo exhibition.

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