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.

Belinda

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God bless Catherine, what an angel you are. A true inspiration. Condolences to your loved ones ⛪️ 💕

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Elisa

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What an inspiring woman who was ahead of her time. She performed miracles on earth and has allowed others to continue doing her great work. Condolences to her loved ones 💕

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Marie Friis

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Will always remember when she was honored with Right Livelihood Award for her hard work at The Fistula hospital in Addis Ababa! A remarkable woman!❤️🌹

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Linda L Samuels

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As a former Board member of The Fistula Foundation (USA), I had an opportunity to meet Dr. Hamlin on a few occasions, including at her Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa. She was, as we say in Hebrew, a true tzedeket, righteous person. She has been in my prayers every day for many years, as she bravely fought a chronic illness.

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Elaine Garcia

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Dr. Catherine is an inspiration for many nursing students. My condolences to her family and Ethiopian people.

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Eden Tesfaye

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Dr Catherine Hamlin ,you were a human angel on this earth.Your legacy will leave on.A life well lived!!Ethiopia would never forget!!May you Rest In Peace as you finish your mission on this earth!Happy reunion with your Husband and Jesus!!💔❤️❣️

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Professor Solomon Tesfaye

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Dr Catherine Hamlin devoted her life for treatment of fistula sufferers and changed a life lived with shame to life of joy for many. She was simply filled with the milk of human kindness. Stanley Arnold once remarked “The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” She might have passed away but her work lives on to inspire others to walk on her footsteps. Ethiopia, Australia and humanity at large mourns your loss but your compassionate actions beyond colour, culture and country – that inspired many, helped countless women and proved very effective and reproduced in other parts of Ethiopia – will never be forgotten.

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Esayas Lemma

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Dr Catherine Hamlin was one of the selected women to serve the Lords way of treating peoples without expecting something. Her life shows us how much happiness she have received from the smiles of the discriminated girls upon their recovery. thank you for showing the Lords way of treating peoples. RIP

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Tsega Negussie

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Dr. Hamlin was an amazing woman. She was more than a doctor, she was a mother. She loved and cared for her patients like a mother. I am in awe of her commitment to these forgotten women. She was more Ethiopian than many of us. She will forever be a hero in our history.

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Israel Lemma

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Thank you so much Dr Hamlin. Your unwavering comittement to the poor will be paid by the Almighty God. You remain our HERO forever! Thank you again, again and again. May God rest your soul in eternal peace.

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Belinda Dickson

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What can be said that hasn’t been said before. Dr Catherine was Jesus hands & feet. Well done good & faithful servant. 🙏💛

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Wendy Simms

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So many of us have healthy children and bodies simply because we were born in a country with adequate medical facilities. Without you, I would never have realised what my life could have been like had I been born in a different country. Being able to help other women, experience the joy of children with a strong and healthy body is a wonderful gift. Your foundation has allowed me to be a small part of changing lives. Thank you just doesn’t seem enough.

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Dvora Kluwgant

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As an almost doctor, Dr. Hamlin’s life story has truly impacted me. I hope to one day be able to emulate her dedication, not only to women, but to those women whom society has forgotten. She lived her life as a true example of self sacrifice and dedication to others and was a source of light and comfort in a world which is often so dark. May her memory live on and be a call to arms to all those who wish to help others, regardless of the sacrifice they must give of themselves.

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Carol Denereaz

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When I read Dr Hamlin’s book, I was living in the first stages of a diagnosis of CFS/ME. Her story showed me God still had more for me and that His healing comes in many different ways. She was an inspiration to all who knew her.

My heartfelt condolences to all her family and all who loved her best.

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Liz Teare

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your love your kindness your sheer persistence through the years to help all these beautiful women is etched in my heart never to be forgotten you will never be forgotten ❤️

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Stacie Shearer

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May you rest in heavenly peace , thank you for such an incredible gift upon the world you bestowed💚

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Kristin Hamer

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Dr. Hamlin has been such an incredible inspiration over my career as a midwife. What a kind, intelligent and dedicated woman who showed us the true wonders of the human spirit. May you rest in peace knowing that your work will be carried on by others.

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Susan Turner

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Such an inspirational woman who dedicated her life to help those in desperate need.
Well done good and faithful servant enter into the joy of the Lord,Catherine.
Now safe in the arms of her Saviour ,Jesus and reunited with her beloved husband.
Thank you for all sacrificial life, truly Catherine was an example of the love of Jesus in the flesh.

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Sandra & Hugh Cunningham

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Deepest respect and thanks for the lifetime of doing good.

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Emma Clout

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I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Dr Hamlin in Addis Ababa and seeing firsthand how her work was changing lives. There are so few truly selfless and inspiring people but she was one of them. There is a special place in heaven for such an angel. God has called her back and she will be with the late Reg again and smile together at their legacy. God bless you Dr Hamlin

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