A saviour for thousands

By Nicholas Kristof, New York Times
Updated February 18 2014 - 11:21pm, first published 1:00pm
Dr Catherine Hamlin along with her husband Dr Reginald Hamlin founded the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in 1974, the only medical facility in the world that exclusively deals with fistula. The Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital has treated more than 30,000 women and its cure rate is more than 90 per cent. Fistula can be prevented if laboring women are provided with adequate emergency obstetric care when complications arise. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo by Kate Geraghty
Above: Australian Dr Catherine Hamlin hugs fistula patient Habiba while talking to Sister Alem Tsehai during the dance of joy - a ritual celebration on the eve of the women returning home cured. Left:Portrait of fistula patient Felekech at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital. Photo by Kate Geraghty
Australian Dr Catherine Hamlin hugs fistula patient Habiba while talking to Sister Alem Tsehai during the dance of joy a ritual celebration on the eve of the women returning home cured.Photo by Kate Geraghty

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