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Africa Partnerships Hamlin Fistula 9

Founder of the Hamlin Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Dr Catherine Hamlin in theatre performing fistula surgey at age 86. The hospital was founded by Australian doctors Catherine and Reg Hamlin in 1975, and Australia has supported the hospital for more than 25 years. Obstetric fistula is a debilitating childbirth-related injury, but is treatable.

 

Photo: Lucy Perry/Hamlin Fistula Relief and Aid Fund Australia

 

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Taken on June 3, 2009