Cathetine Hamlin & John Little - The Hospital by the River: A Story of Hope

The Hospital by the River: A Story of Hope by Cathetine Hamlin & John Little

Tags: Paperback, Autobiography, Book, Biography and Autobiography
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Genre: Biography and Autobiography
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 43293
Product Format: Book
ISBN: 9781854246738
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Publisher: Monarch Publications
Cat. Code: 9781854246738
Release Date: 01 Oct 2004

Set against the vivid backdrop of Ethiopia, this book is a utterly compelling account of an extraordinary life and faith of Nobel Peace Prizwinner Catherine Hamlin.

Gynaecologists Catherine and Reg Hamlin left Australia in 1959 on a short contract to establish a midwifery school in Ethiopia.

Over 40 years later, Catherine is still there, running one of the most outstanding medical programmes in the world. Through this work thousands of women have been able to resume a normal existence after living as outcasts. The Hamlins, both committed Christians, dedicated their lives to women suffering the catastrophic effects of obstructed labour, a problem easily dealt with by assisted delivery or caesarean section, but disastrous without medical intervention. The awful injuries that such labour produces are called fistulae, and until the Hamlin's began their work in Ethiopia, fistula sufferers were neglected and forgotten - a vast group of women facing a lifetime of incapacity and degradation. Catherine and Reg have successfully operated on over 20,000 women, and the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, the hospital they opened in 1975, has become a major teaching institution for surgeons all over Ethiopia and the developing world.

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