L. Baker

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The Hospital By the River: A Story of Hope by Dr. Catherine Hamlin
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5.0 out of 5 stars inspirational, 26 Sep 2008
Having watched a TV documentary about the Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia several years ago, I was greatly interested to read the full story of the Doctors Hamlin. What a remarkable couple - true humanitarians in every sense. What they have achieved is truly astonishing.
These poor young Ethiopian girls have endured pain, isolation and degredation through ignorance and poor health care, some as young as 13 going through many days of labour to deliver a dead baby, and then suffering terrible internal injuries often resulting in fistula, leaving them incontinent and destined to a life of shame. Doctors Reg and Catherine Hamlin from Australia pioneered reconstructive surgery and have a… Read more