Dear Friends,  

 

Today we join together to celebrate "The Day Of The Girl" by focusing our attention on the many brave girls who travel to the hospital seeking hope and healing.

 

   

Together we have raised funds over the years to support our fistula surgeries and this has been deeply appreciated for the ongoing surgical care we have provided since opening the Hamlin Fistula Hospital in 1974.   

 

However, our bar has been raised as we heed the call from Dr. Catherine Hamlin to expand our attention toward prevention services. We are calling for a collective rally to help us support our midwives in the field who are so tirelessly working toward eradicating fistula via safe birth practices, referrals to hospitals, and education.   

 

Please consider making a donation today in honor of our youngest patients and midwives. It is especially exciting that this celebratory day also coincides with our graduation of 24 new midwives who will return to their villages to offer their care and services to women who live in the most rural areas of Ethiopia.   

 

  (The new 2014 midwife graduates taking their oath of commitment.)

 

Please make a donation today in honor of these young women!     

 

With deep appreciation, 

 

The Hamlin Fistula USA Team 

 

 

(Photos by Harriet Andrews & Joni Kabana)

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Hamlin Fistula USA
PO Box 460312
St. Louis, MO 63146