Hamlin Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa
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Founded by Drs. Reginald and Catherine Hamlin, both obstetrician/gynaecologists, in 1974 the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital provides care for women obstetric fistulas - the most devastating of all childbirth injuries. The Hospital has a success/cure rate of over 90%. We aim to be the world leader in Training and Research for the treatment, care & prevention of obstetric fistula.
A fistula develops when the blood supply to the tissues of the vagina and bladder (and/or rectum) is cut off during prolonged, obstructed labour leaving a hole through which urine and/or faeces pass uncontrollably.