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The Hospital By The River

The Hospital By The River

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The Hospital By The River, by Dr Catherine Hamlin (with John Little) is a candid account of 60 years of service to women in Ethiopia suffering from obstetric fistula. Dr Hamlin weaves her own story together with the history of the hospital and that of her adopted country, Ethiopia. 


In this 2016 edition, we are treated to a foreword by Dame Quentin Bryce 


Read John Little's memories of Catherine here


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2001, Pan Macmillan Australia. ISBN 9781743537817. Paperback, 322 pages

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When you purchase from the Hamlin Shop, you are receiving ethical products handmade by fairtrade artisans from a variety of countries across Africa. Your purchase supports local craftspeople and women in Ethiopia who are recovering from preventable childbirth injuries. This is shopping with an impact. Thank you.