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Book Discussion - ONLINE - The Hospital by the River by Dr. Catherine Hamlin

Three Roots International

Sunday 17th May 2020

20:00 - 21:00 BST, an online discussion of The Hospital by the River by Dr. Catherine Hamlin, who died earlier this year.

Dr. Hamlin, responding to an advertisement, arrived in Ethiopia with her husband, Reginald Hamlin, also a physician, in 1959 to work as a gynecologist at a hospital in Addis Ababa. But what started as a planned three-year stint turned into a six-decade-long mission in which the two doctors worked closely with women who had a childbearing injury known as obstetric fistula.

The condition is caused when prolonged labor opens a hole in the birth canal, leaving many women incontinent. For Ethiopian women, the injury often led to their being rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities.

The Hospital by the River tells the remarkable, and inspiring, story of Catherine, and her husband Reginald, and the founding of the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital.

Join Three Roots International, an American charity working in Ethiopia, in a discussion of the book and be inspired by Dr. Hamlin's enduring work in the face of challenge.

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