Though many girls with fistula lack access to fistula repair service, the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital
alone admitted as many as 1,200 fistula patients between October 2001 and September 2002 (MoH 2003; Council of the Amhara National State 2003; Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey 2011).
The Addis Ababa fistula hospital
: an holistic approach to the management of patients with vesicovaginal fistulae.
Ayehu talks openly about wanting to die, and her situation seems hopeless until her friend, Fikre, suggests she take the journey to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital. The journey requires several hours of walking and bus riding, but Fikre claims the trip changed her life.
Catherine Hamlin, who co-founded the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, these women are not welcome in regular hospitals due to the limited health care.
Members of the 36,000-strong Townwomen's Guild, whose headquarters are in Erdington, spent a year knitting blankets which have now been despatched to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital
Facilities such as the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital
in Ethiopia, which I visited in 2006, do nothing less than give girls and women their lives back.
We could say all that of the situations people such as Drs Reg and Catherine Hamlin encountered in Ethiopia and which they successfully coped with in order to open and run the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital
. (2) Reference 3 is an example of all those who achieved so much when our own mission and teaching hospitals were established in the RSA.
Sister Kiros wrote: 'Another thing which made me even more happy on that day is that the Award was presented to me by the 'world wide dedicated lady', Dr Catherine Hamlin, nee Nicholson, the Director of the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital
The charity supports the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital
in Ethiopia - Clive has made 29 visits in the last ten years.
In August, three doctors and nurses from the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital
(AAFH) (see box) traveled from Ethiopia to Tanzania to conduct a three-week clinic with 55 medical professionals from Bugando and other Lake Zone hospitals.
Kristof profiled Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital
in Ethiopia and wondered why "most feminist organizations in the West have never shown interest in these women." Perhaps, he wrote, "the issue doesn't galvanize women's groups because fistulas relate to a traditional child-bearing role." Right, we all know that feminists only care about aborting babies, not delivering them safely.
The first hospital dedicated to repairing and preventing obstetric fistulas, the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital
, opened in Ethiopia in the 1970s.