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Catherine Hamlin, ‘Saint of Addis Ababa’, dies at 96

World-renowned Sydney gynaecologist Dr Catherine Hamlin died at her home on Wednesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She was 96.

Dr Hamlin, together with her husband the late Dr Reg Hamlin, established treatment centres for women suffering from the debilitating effects of obstetric fistula, a…

  • Tim Barlass
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

Over the past 61 years, more than 60,000 Ethiopian women have received the life-changing reconstructive surgery for obstetric fistula, thanks to the Hamlins’ dedication.

Carolyn Hardy, chief executive Officer of Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation, said on Thursday: “To say Catherine was a…

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