Author(s): Catherine Hamlin; John Little (As told to)
The awe-inspiring story of the life and mission of Dr. Catherine Hamlin who, with her husband Reg, established what has been heralded as one the most incredible medical programs in the modern world. The Hamlins, both Christians, dedicated their lives to women suffering the catastrophic effects of obstructed labour. The awful injuries that such labour produces are called fistulae, and until the Hamlins began their work in Ethiopia, fistula sufferers were neglected and forgotten - a vast group of women facing a lifetime of incapacity and degradation. Catherine and Reg, with their team of dedicated fistula surgeons, have successfully operated on over 25,000 women, and the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital has become a major teaching institution for gynaecologists from all over Ethiopia and the developing world.
John Little's books include The Hospital by the River (with Catherine Hamlin), Maalika (with Valerie Browning), Jem, a Father's Story, Down to the Sea and Christine's Ark. He lives with his wife, Anna, and son, Tim, on Sydney's northern beaches.