Governance

Addis Ababa Hospital

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia

The Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital is registered at the High Court of Ethiopia as a Charity. The Trust was founded in August 1974. The Board comprises four members and the founder as required by Ethiopian Law.

The members are:

  • Dr. E. Catherine Hamlin – Founder
    An obstetrician/gynaecologist fistula surgeon extraordinaire, now in her eighties, is most often seen with her patients ensuring that they receive the best care possible.
  • Ato Abebe Gesit – Administrator
    Manages the personnel function and the other administrative activities of the hospital. He formerly worked in the Planning Department of the Ministry of Health.
  • Ato Asfaw Negussie – Financial Services Manager
    Has recently joined the organisation to assisting in financial planning, budgetting and resource Management.
  • W/o Genet Kifle – Accounting Manager
    Comes with a banking background and joined the hospital at the request of Dr. Reginald Hamlin. She leads a small efficient team.
  • Sr. Ejigayehu Wolde – Matron
    Supervises the pre- and post-operative care, assisted by experienced senior nurses and nurse-aides (many of them former patients).

The Board meets six to eight times a year and deliberates on matters of policy and mission, guiding the overall use of the resources of the organization. The CEO reports directly to the members of the Trust.

Management Committee

The Management Committee is made up of senior members of staff who report to the CEO (with the exception of the Founder who also joins this group). The committee meets weekly to discuss issues of hospital management. Those reporting to the CEO are responsible for all activities of the organization including the Midwifery College, Desta Mender and the 5 regional fistula treatment centers in Ethiopia.

The members are:

  • Dr. E. Catherine Hamlin – Founder
    An obstetrician/gynecologist fistula surgeon extraordinaire, now in her eighties, is most often seen with her patients ensuring that they receive the best care possible.
  • Mr. Martin Andrews – Chief Executive Officer
  • Dr Fekade – Medical Director
  • Ato Abebe Gesit – Administrator
    Manages the personnel function and the other administrative activities of the hospital. He formerly worked in the Planning Department of the Ministry of Health.
  • Ato Asfaw Negussie – Financial Services Manager
    Has recently joined the organization to assisting in financial planning, budgeting and resource Management.
  • W/o Genet Kifle – Accounting Manager
    Comes with a banking background and joined the hospital at the request of Dr. Reginald Hamlin. She leads a small efficient team.
  • Sr. Ejigayehu Wolde – Matron
    Supervises the pre- and post-operative care, assisted by experienced senior nurses and nurse-aides (many of them former patients).

Medical Advisory Board

This board is a new initiative set up to assist the Board of Trustees to ensure that the medical services are of the highest possible standard. The Board reviews Medical Audit, Staff Professional Development, Medical Standards and Policies/Protocols.

The Board is made up of senior members of the medical staff (i.e. the Medical Director, one senior Doctor, Matron, a member of the Board of Trustees Dr Tim Tuesink and two outside senior medical professionals). The CEO may join meetings of the Medical Advisory Board. The Board functions to advise the CEO and the Board of Trustees in clinical issues and to promote excellence.