Catherine Hamlin

  • catherine hamlin
    dr catherine hamlin (cropped).jpg
    hamlin in 2009
    born
    elinor catherine nicholson

    (1924-01-24)24 january 1924
    sydney, new south wales, australia
    died18 march 2020(2020-03-18) (aged 96)
    addis ababa, ethiopia
    nationalityaustralian
    occupationobstetrician
    awardsright livelihood award

    elinor catherine hamlin, ac, mbbs, frcs, franzcog, frcog (née nicholson; 24 january 1924 – 18 march 2020) was an australian obstetrician and gynaecologist who, with her husband, new zealander reginald hamlin, co-founded the addis ababa fistula hospital, the world's only medical centre dedicated exclusively to providing free obstetric fistula repair surgery to poor women suffering from childbirth injuries.[1] they also co-founded an associated non-profit organisation, hamlin fistula ethiopia.

    hamlin has been recognised by the united nations agency unfpa as a pioneer in fistula surgery for her development of techniques and procedures for obstetric fistula treatment. the hamlins, together with the hospital staff, have treated more than 60,000 women to date for obstetric fistula.[2] she died in addis ababa on 18 march 2020.[3]

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Catherine Hamlin
Dr Catherine Hamlin (cropped).jpg
Hamlin in 2009
Born
Elinor Catherine Nicholson

(1924-01-24)24 January 1924
Died18 March 2020(2020-03-18) (aged 96)
NationalityAustralian
OccupationObstetrician
AwardsRight Livelihood Award

Elinor Catherine Hamlin, AC, MBBS, FRCS, FRANZCOG, FRCOG (née Nicholson; 24 January 1924 – 18 March 2020) was an Australian obstetrician and gynaecologist who, with her husband, New Zealander Reginald Hamlin, co-founded the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, the world's only medical centre dedicated exclusively to providing free obstetric fistula repair surgery to poor women suffering from childbirth injuries.[1] They also co-founded an associated non-profit organisation, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia.

Hamlin has been recognised by the United Nations agency UNFPA as a pioneer in fistula surgery for her development of techniques and procedures for obstetric fistula treatment. The Hamlins, together with the hospital staff, have treated more than 60,000 women to date for obstetric fistula.[2] She died in Addis Ababa on 18 March 2020.[3]

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