Who We Are

Yeninesh (mother) with Tsegye (baby) from Gotcham in Tingabre kebede village
Hamlin Fistula USA (HFUSA) is dedicated to the treatment, care, and prevention of childbirth injuries in Ethiopia – injuries that leave women devastated emotionally, debilitated physically, and isolated from their families and community.

We believe that all women, regardless of their economic circumstances, deserve the opportunity for recovery and renewal that treatment brings. But above all, we are working toward a future in which treatment is no longer necessary. Most childbirth injuries can be prevented, and we want them to be as uncommon in Ethiopia as in the United States.

HFUSA supports Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (HFE), which runs the world-renowned network of Hamlin Fistula hospitals and the Hamlin College of Midwives. HFUSA is the only organization in the United States that can accept donations on behalf of HFE.

Fistula Patient