Dr. Hamlin biyyi isii Awustraaliyaa ammoo ganna dheeraadhaaf Finfinnee keessa jiraattee turte.

Dr. Hamlin biyyi isii Awustraaliyaa ammoo ganna dheeraadhaaf Finfinnee keessa jiraattee turte.

Ogummaa ufii itti fayyadamtee, dubartoonni kan dhukkuba daa’imaa da’uu booda dhukkubsatan, odoo mallaqaa, amantii fi siyaasa isaani hin gaafatin, ganna jahatamaaf dubarti hunda tajaajiluudhaan fayyaa isaani irratti gargaarte. Gargaarsa Dr. Hamlin odoo argachuu baatani, silaa dubartiin teenna mana fincaani fayyadamu hin danda’ani. Waan mana fincaani kessatti godhuu qaban ufirratti godhanii….san jechuun ammoo qaanyi irra ciinqiidhaan jiraatan 

Bara 1959 keessatti, yeroo jalqabaatiif Dr Hamlin jaarsa isii wajiin afeerri Mootummaa Ithiopiyaa fudhatte biyya seentee; mana tokko keessa dubartii yaaluu eegalte. Kontraakta ganna sadii eega isii irra dhumtee booda, dubartoota cufa gargaaruudhaaf, biyyatti hafte. Guyyaa san irraa kaatee waggaa jahatamaa keessatti, odoo hin dhadhabin, mana yaala 6 ijaarte: manni yaala ka guddicha “Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital” jettee maqaa moggaafte.

Rabbiin wagga 96 isii jiraachise. Operation gara 55,000 ol sababa isiitiin dubartoota keenna fayyaa isaanii argatan. Mee akkuma isiin haawwolee keennaaf tattaafatte, akkuma obboleetti teennaa fayyaa isaani irratti gargaarte, Rabbiinis ogummaa keenna hunda gara ummata keennatti akka gargaaramuu danda’u nuu haa taasisu #RIP #Fistula #DrHamlin

Dr Hamlin is a female Australian gynecologist. She helped many women recover from a preventable post birth complication called obstetric fistula. Women who could not afford the $500 relatively simple surgery would be resigned to a life long battle of incontinence: a life of physical stench, embarrassment and social isolation associated with not being able to control their own bowel movement.

Dr Hamlin first came to visit Ethiopia in 1959 at the invitation of Ethiopian rulers for a three year contract. She chose to stay after her contract and provide fustula surgery at absolutely no cost to women; she freed women and nursed them to independent, healthy lives. She also built the largest obstetric focussed hospital in the capital city: it is called Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital.

Dr Hamlin was a strong woman who was blessed to live 96 years. In that time she opened another 5 hospitals and provided free surgery for 60 years. From her hands more than 55,000 women have been cured from obstetric fistula across Ethiopia alone. I love the empowerment Dr Hamlin lived and died by #RIP #Fistula #WomenOfWorth #DrHamlin

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Dr. Kaatriin Hamin Du’aan Boqatan

Dr. Kaatriin Hamin, bu’ureesituun dhaabbta Fiistullaa Katriin Hamin fi dubartoota Itoophiyaa kumaan lakkaawwamaniif tajaajila baqaqsanii hodhuu fiistullaa kennaa turan dhu’aan boqachuu dhabbanii isaanii karaa marsariitii isaa beeksiseera.

Dr. Kaatriin dargaggummaa isaanitiin gara Itoophiyaa dhaqanii oggoota 61 darbaniif tajaajila keennaa turan.

Lammiiwwan Itoophiyaa hedduun gadda du’a Dr. Kaatriinin itti dhagahame karaa miidiyaalee hawaasummaa ibsaa jiran.

Dr.Kaatrin oggaa 96 ti mana isaanii Finfinnee jirutti Roobii kaleessaa du’aan boqatan.

Catherine Hamlin, Pioneering Doctor Who Treated Childbirth Injury, Dies at 96
Dr. Hamlin developed reconstructive surgery techniques to treat tens of thousands of women across Ethiopia.

Dr. Catherine Hamlin, right, at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia in 2008.Credit…Kate Geraghty/Sydney Morning Herald, via Getty Images


NAIROBI, Kenya — (nytimes)–Dr. Catherine Hamlin, an Australian obstetrician and gynecologist who devoted her life to treating Ethiopian women with a devastating childbearing injury and who was twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, has died at her home in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. She was 96.

Her death on Wednesday was announced by the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation in Sydney, Australia, an independent charity she co-founded.

Dr. Hamlin first arrived in Ethiopia with her husband, Reginald Hamlin, in 1959 in response to an advertisement to work as a gynecologist at a hospital in Addis Ababa. But what started as a three-year stint turned into a six-decade-long mission that saw the two doctors working closely with women who had the childbearing injury known as obstetric fistula.

The condition is caused when prolonged labor opens a hole in the birth canal that leaves many women incontinent. For Ethiopian woman, the injury often led to their being rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities.

When Dr. Hamlin and her husband arrived in Ethiopia, there was little to no treatment available for such patients anywhere in the country. Poring through medical books, journals and drawings of operations by other experts, the two developed pioneering surgical techniques that are still used in hospitals today.

“We started with small fistulas, which any gynecologist can fix without much training, and gradually tackled more difficult ones,” Dr. Hamlin said in an interview in 2013.

In 2018, the World Health Organization estimated that more than two million young women lived with untreated obstetric fistula in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

After performing surgery to repair injuries for many years in Ethiopian hospitals, Dr. Hamlin and her husband built the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in 1974 amid the Communist revolution. The two also established a network of clinics and hospitals across the country that has provided reconstructive surgery to more than 60,000 Ethiopian women to date, according to her foundation.

“This news breaks my heart,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organization and a former health minister of Ethiopia, said on Twitter about her death. “You were the best of humanity & very special. We all must continue carrying your mission forward.”

Elinor Catherine Nicholson was born on Jan. 24, 1924, in Sydney. One of six children, she graduated from the University of Sydney School of Medicine in 1946. She met Reginald Hamlin while working as a resident in the Crown Street Women’s Hospital in Sydney.

Twice nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. Catherine Hamlin won the Right Livelihood Award in 2009, an international honor given annually to those providing solutions to the most urgent problems facing humanity. In 2012, the government in Ethiopia awarded her honorary citizenship in recognition of her dedication to the country’s people.

In 2014, she told The New York Times, “We’re trying to prevent these injuries and wake up the world.”

At her 90th birthday party in Addis Ababa, her son, Richard, referring to her patients, said: “Catherine has one son and 35,000 daughters.”

In addition to her son, Dr. Hamlin is survived by her sister, Ailsa Pottie; brothers, Donald and Jock Nicholson; and four grandchildren.

Last year, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia inaugurated a statue of her and her husband, who died in 1993, at the hospital they co-founded in Addis Ababa.

On Thursday, Mr. Abiy said, “Ethiopia lost a true gem who dedicated more than sixty years to restoring the dignity of thousands of women.”

At her birthday party, Dr. Hamlin spoke about the need to improve the world’s maternal care, saying: “We have to eradicate Ethiopia of this awful thing that’s happening to women: suffering, untold suffering, in the countryside. I leave this with you to do in the future, to carry on.”