Hamlin Fistula Welfare and Research Trust
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 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 organisation. The CEO reports directly to the members of the Trust.
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 organisation 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/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).