The Hospital by the River: A Story of Hope

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Pan Macmillan Australia, 2001 - Fistula, Vesico-vaginal - 308 pages
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Autobiographical account of the work of gynaecologists Catherine and Reg Hamlin in Ethiopia, where they established a hospital that has become a major teaching institution for surgeons in Ethiopia and the wider developing world. Describes their life's work in assisting women suffering from fistulae, the effects of obstructed labour. Hamlin has been made a Companion of the Order of Australia and was awarded the ANZAC Peace Prize and the Gold Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons. She was nominated for the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize. Includes full-colour and black-and-white photos.

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This is all true life adventure stuff. The story of a remarkable 20th century woman living out her Christian passion to save the world - or, at least, to play her part in God's plan to save the world ... Read full review

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User Review  - Thomas - Christianbook.com

This should be read by all Christians - especially those who think that the poor are poor because it's their own fault. The book should be read not only to see what commitment in the name of Christ ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Catherine Hamlin and her now deceased husband, Reg, began the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia, which has become a major teaching institution for surgeons from all over the developing world. As well as being made a Companion of the Order of Australia, being award the ANZAC Peace Prize and the coveted Gold Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons, Catherine was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.

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