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Host a High Tea for Hamlin During September

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Natalie Imbruglia supports Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s High Tea for Hamlin

Australian singing superstar, Natalie Imbruglia, has launched Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s High Tea for Hamlin, calling on Australians to host a High Tea for Hamlin this September to raise vital funds to restore the health and dignity of Ethiopian women suffering from severe childbirth injuries.

The UN Ambassador for The Campaign to End Fistula has joined Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia in support of High Tea for Hamlin, a campaign which aims to raise more than $300 000.

"It’s unacceptable that women and girls in developing countries are still suffering from this entirely preventable and treatable condition,” said Imbruglia.

"Treating a woman with fistula gives back a life, gives back a mother, a wife, a daughter and a productive member of society. Life with fistula is not much of a life at all. We can make a difference,” said Imbruglia.

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia raises funds to support the work surgeons and support staff in Ethiopia to treat and prevent obstetric fistula.

The registered charity runs the flagship 140-bed Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, plus five regional centres, the Hamlin College of Midwives and Desta Mender, a farm and training facility.

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia not only provides life-changing medical treatment to women suffering from obstetric fistula, it also provides education to improve the lives of their patients and their communities and also teaches women the skills they need for meaningful employment and integration back into the community.

"The good news is, that it is possible to end fistula and to relieve millions of women’s suffering. Like maternal mortality, fistula is almost entirely preventable if women have access to reproductive health care such as family planning, skilled birth attendants and emergency obstetric care if things go wrong. And for the millions of women who are already living with fistula, a simple surgery can normally treat the injury,” said Imbruglia.

INITIATIVE DETAILS

Event:              High Tea for Hamlin

Date:                Throughout September

Action:             Host a High Tea for Hamlin this September and raise vital funds Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia.

 The first 200 event registrations will receive a special Team Hamlin apron.

Website:           Register your event today at Hamlin.org.au/hightea

For further information or details about local events in your area, please contact:

Isabel Menton, 02 9440 7001, Isabel.menton@hamlin.org.au

ABOUT HAMLIN FISTULA ETHIOPIA

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia aims to eradicate childbirth injuries and maternal death in Ethiopia through treatment, rehabilitation, education and prevention.

Founded by Drs. Catherine and Reg Hamlin in 1974, the initial humble organisation has grown into a healthcare network of 550 staff servicing six hospitals, a rehabilitation centre and the Hamlin College of Midwives. Surgeons from around the globe come to Ethiopia for training at Hamlin.

Over 43,000 women have received free treatment and the network operates purely on philanthropic donations provided by global fundraising partners in Australia (HFEA), New Zealand, USA, UK, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands. www.hamlin.org.au

 

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