President Sahle-Work pays respects to Dr. Hamlin
Addis Ababa, March 20, 2020 (FBC) -Observing all sanitizing procedures set by WHO to prevent the spread of the coronavirus President Sahle-Work Zewde paid her last respects to Dr. Catherine Hamlin.
Dr Hamlin, co-founder of Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation died peacefully at her home in in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Wednesday at the age of 96.
President Sahle-Work presented her condolences to Dr. Hamlin’s son.
“Dr. Hamlin was a hero who saved more than 60,000 Ethiopian women and girls from obstetric fistula- a physically and psychologically traumatizing condition which caused many women and girls to be ostracized from their communities,” she said.
The President added “I am confident that the many professionals trained under Dr. Hamlin throughout the years will continue the work she started at the Fistula Hospital she founded, the only one of its kind in Ethiopia.”
The physical presence of the President has shown what social distancing means in day to day life.
She also experienced the hand washing which again was in full compliance with WHO guidelines and saw measures taken not to have many people at the same time since large gatherings, meetings should not take place.
Dr. Hamlin will be laid to rest on Monday, according to office of the President.