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Dr Catherine Hamlin has been described as a living saint and one of our greatest Australians. Since 1959 she has lived and worked in Ethiopia, helping the victims of fistulas -- devastating injuries caused by obstructed labour in childbirth, which condemn women to a lifetime of incapacity and degradation.The surgery she pioneered has helped tens of thousands of sufferers rDr Catherine Hamlin has been described as a living saint and one of our greatest Australians. Since 1959 she has lived and worked in Ethiopia, helping the victims of fistulas -- devastating injuries caused by obstructed labour in childbirth, which condemn women to a lifetime of incapacity and degradation.The surgery she pioneered has helped tens of thousands of sufferers return to normal life after being shunned by their families and communities. The hospitals she has set up in her adopted country now act as teaching centres for obstetricians and surgeons from many developing nations.Catherine's Gift takes us inside her extraordinary world, following the fate of some of the women who have travelled to Dr Hamlin's hospitals in the hope of a cure for their fistula injuries. It shows us the day-to-day experiences of her incredible staff, and the tireless work of Catherine Hamlin herself.There are few more inspirational stories than that of Dr Catherine Hamlin, and this book brings her and her work vividly to life....

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ISBN : 9781405038829
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 571 Pages
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Catherine's Gift Reviews

  • Rebecca
    2019-05-26 18:09

    I read this in anticipation of my visit to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in January. As I expected, I was tremendously moved by the many individual stories of the women who seek treatment there. As I hoped, I not only learned more about Catherine Hamlin, the hospital's founder, but also about what motivates many other doctors, both Ethiopian and Western, who have made sacrifices to dedicate their lives to helping African women recover from devastating childbirth injuries. I am taking away from it a reinforced certainty that, while the world has some pretty big problems, the caring acts of individuals really do matter.

  • W.J. Gunning
    2019-05-27 21:12

    What an inspiring read. With dedication and passion Dr Catherine Hamlin has brought and is still bringing in her eighties new lives to Ethiopian victims of fistulas. Fistulas are devastating injuries caused by obstructed labor. This is a powerful read showing the power of individuals to transform lives. As we discover the stories of the individual women impacted by this surgery we see how love, hope and faith have renewed their lives.

  • Olwen
    2019-06-01 00:52

    I'm amazed at the resilience of the women who have experienced fistulas, and so many other hardships, and yet are still able to smile. The fistula hospital does amazingly important work - and yet there is so much more to do...

  • Muriel Hammond-teusink
    2019-06-21 20:50

    Lots of technical medical terminology interwoven with stories of those rescued from disastrous delivery traumatic situations.

  • Mary
    2019-06-21 20:08

    This book was good, with enough back story and education to learn but also lots of personal stories to stay endearing. Catherine and her team are amazing people.

  • Ruth Horne
    2019-06-18 19:52

    Hard going. Just a repeat of The Hospital by the River

  • Rhonda
    2019-06-06 17:53

    The story of an amazing woman's life work. Her devotion to helping women in Ethiopia is a story that cannot be forgotten!

  • Debbie
    2019-05-29 23:05

    Catherine is a one in a million. This is a really interesting, humbling read about the work that she undertakes in Africa with African Women.

  • Rebecca Parnell
    2019-05-30 16:46

    There are just some amazing ppl in the world. My specialist is also mentioned in this book dr Judith Goh.

  • Nancye Mims
    2019-06-02 00:52

    Good overview of the problem. Definitely worth reading. I greatly admire the people who have devoted their lives to caring for fistula patients.

  • Kelsey
    2019-06-08 23:06

    Nowhere near as good as his first book, but still a good story.

  • Visty
    2019-06-02 21:55

    Love the subject; love Dr. Hamlin. I found this book a bit disorganized.

  • Felicity
    2019-06-21 00:07

    Very ordinary writing makes a really interesting and inspiring story ordinary too.