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Ethiopia: From Ermias Legesse 


The year was 1959; the humans Catherine and Reginald Hamlin both Medical Doctors; the place, Addis Ababa. The brace responded to an advertisement on one of the a lot of arresting medical journals, The Lancet, to authorize a midwifery academy in Addis Ababa.

Despite their abridgement of ability in obstetric fistula, the duo ventured into establishing the midwifery academy and were abject into obstetric fistula because of the growing cases that came to the Princess Tsehay Hospital area their academy was housed.

Now, 60 years has gone by and her bedmate has ancient continued ago. However, Catharine saw her again academy abound into a arresting fistula hospital in Ethiopia.

The 95-year-old Catharine Hamlin garnered added than 30 recognitions during all three regimes that disqualified Ethiopia. On Wednesday May 31, 2019 PM Abiy Ahmed (PhD) graced the anniversary of the family’s 60 years of success and account to the country for which a celebration of a activity admeasurement bronze of the two bridge easily was erected aural the hospital’s grounds.

Now there are a scattering of medical centers in the country that followed her footsteps. These centers serve Ethiopians in alleviative fistula, a bearings 50,000 to 100,000 women ache from annually, according to a abstraction by UNFPA and Engender Health.

But, according to a abstraction blue-blooded the alteration face of obstetric fistula anaplasty in Ethiopia, fistula cases accept apparent abatement but still charcoal to be a claiming to Ethiopia with 2,593 new cases of urinary fistulae articular amid the abstraction aeon of 2011 and 2015. According to the Fistula Foundation, amid 36,000 and 39,000 women are active with fistula in Ethiopia, and over 3,000 added new cases action anniversary year.

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