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7 March 2019

ANMF recognise women in health and inspiring leaders this International Women’s Day

Tomorrow on International Women’s Day (IWD) the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Tasmanian Branch (ANMF) will be reinforcing their commitment to supporting women working in healthcare and those requiring healthcare, with a donation to The Catherine Hamlin Fitsula Foundation.

The Catherine Hamlin Fitsula Foundation was established almost 60 years ago by Australian pioneer Dr Catherin Hamlin and her late husband Dr Reg Hamlin. At 94, Catherine continues to provide holistic treatment for women in Ethiopia who have suffered one of the most horrific childbirth injuries – obstetric fistula.

“Women such as Catherine should be recognised and supported, particularly on a day like today – International Women’s Day,” said Monica Werner, ANMF Vice President. “Catherine is a truly inspiring female leader who is empowering other women through access to safe, compassionate and much needed medical treatment.”

“These women are in need of life changing surgery and through The Catherine Hamlin Fitsula Foundation this treatment is made available. Their focus is not only on repairing the injury but also restoring dignity and quality of life to new mothers.”

“Tomorrow the ANMF will be donating $600 to the foundation. With this money they will be able to restore quality of life to one new mother by providing life changing surgery. The ANMF are proud to be able to recognise a woman such as Catherine on a day like IWD. We are equally proud to represent such a large number of women in Tasmania throughout our membership each and every day!”

You can learn more about The Catherine Hamlin Fitsula Foundation at: https://hamlin.org.au


Media contact:
Andrew Brakey, Executive Director
Mobile: 0427 385 501
Email: andrew.brakey@anmftas.org.au