Dr Catherine Hamlin

January 24th 1924 –

It is with deep sadness we share the news of the passing of Dr Catherine Hamlin, co-founder of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia.

On Wednesday March 18th Catherine passed away peacefully at her home on the grounds of the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia where she has lived for 61 years.

Michelle Gibson

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I am inspired by the selfless, humble life of Dr Hamlin. As an Australian, she modelled compassion and perseverance. She not only improved the lives of thousands of Ethiopian women, but forged a way for the world to appreciate & support childbirth more sensitively. Thank you for your sacrifices & world-changing work.

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Robyn Upton

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An absolute beacon of light for so many women. What an amazing human being. Rest In Peace

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Catherine Tooher

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Such sad news to hear that the life of this wonderful human being has come to a close. Catherine was one of a group of selfless people whose generosity and care for others was an inspiration not only to those around her but also to people like me who only knew of her and her work from afar. I used to teach about the hospital in Addis Ababa in my Geography course at high school and try to get my girls to imagine what life must be like for those poor girls and women who suffer with fistula problems. It is amazing that most women in Australia have no idea of what a fistula is, let alone how it can totally destroy the lives of so many women around the world. I think the thing I admire most about Catherine and her husband is that they trained local people to carry out these simple reparative operations so that they could take the care of these women into their own hands in the future, thus giving them not only knowledge but also dignity. I trust that the foundations they set in place will continue to grow and be supported so that many more women can benefit from their life’s work.

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Nada Smith

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The world was blessed to have Catherine. After so many years of dedication and hard work may she be resting peacefully knowing her legacy will live on and on.

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Jayne Robinson

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Such a wonderful lady who quietly gave so much to those in need. May she rest in peace.

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Deb Brady

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Thank you for a lifetime of Service. May we all learn from your example💙

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Dr Alison Clarke

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It was with great sadness that I heard of Catherine’s death, I was lucky enough to attend a talk by Catherine in Adelaide, she was so inspiring. As a family doctor with a strong interest in women’s health, I have been very proud to support the work of the foundation. Catherine Hamlin and her husband’s legacy will live on and she is remembered very fondly. Condolences to those touched closely by her loss.

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Anne Dallas

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Dear Doctor Catherine,
Thank you so much for the amazing work that you have done for the women of Ethiopia. Your legacy will live on and your life was an inspiration to the world.
God bless you for caring for His little ones. I pray you ask Him now to continue watching over them and all of us so that your work may continue.
Thank you again dear lady and may God’s light shine upon you for eternity.

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Selamawit

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Aye!! If only words could express your indescribably powerful legacy that speaks and resounds beyond borders and nations!
May our Lord and Savior, Christ help us exhibit but a 10, 000th of the astounding pattern of virtue as yours!
May your ever-shining soul rest in an eternal Heavenly peace!!

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Dr Hannah Georgia-Price

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Catherine, you are my idol. I am absolutely amazed by the work you have done and all the good you have brought to women in this world. You have achieved immortality as your your hospital will continue to carry on your success and your mission. I had always wanted to meet you but in the meantime will do my work with you in my heart. Rest in peace.

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Rahel J.

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Dear Dr. Catherin,
Your life and work will always be an inspiration for many people. You’re an embodiment of what a purposeful life should be, and the lives you touched are always grateful to you. May the lord rest your soul in peace. Your work will continue through the many people you have prepared to carry the torch forward. You will be missed!

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Asmamaw

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I’m very much touched with all your compassion and dedication to my people. Rest in Power! Saint of Addis.

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Alison Leigh

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We need more people like Catherine Hamlin in this world. Her story and her impact on many thousands of women and their families is a source of hope and inspiration. She was dedicated to helping others, courageous and steadfast.If only our current world leaders had an ounce of her leadership and commitment to serving others.

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Desma Bennett

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She was such an amazing, inspiring lady. I met her only once but what she said stayed with me forever. Catherine single handedly made the world aware of the plight of so many young girls in Ethiopia. She gave them a chance at a normal life. Her legacy is one of love and care for those we share this earth with.

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Tess

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Thank you for your lifetime of caring and letting us all know about how we can help.

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Felicity Jackson

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Since I heard about Dr Hamlin many years ago, I have followed her life with increasing wonder and respect. She gave herself to the women on Ethiopia without reservation and has helped thousands upon thousands of them to live normal lives again. My admiration for her is immense. She has left a legacy that will live on and on, still helping women with fistula to live valuable lives in their communities. Vale, Dr Hamlin.

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Christine Miles

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The shining light of great love and compassion has sadly dimmed in Ethiopia but will shine again as her wonderful work continues to help the women in need in Ethiopia.
Rest In Peace Dr. Catherine.

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Christine Chapman

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Dr Hamlin was a wonderful presence in this world. Her life and work will continue to inspire people everywhere to dream of a better world and live those dreams.

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Bronwyn ryan

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Thank you for being the most wonderful selfless beautiful human being. Will remember you forever. Xx

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