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Come along to High Tea for Hamlin Fistula NZ

Wednesday, August 07, 2019   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: fundraising, women, health, event

A high tea for Hamlin Fistula NZ is being held in Christchurch in August. Don’t miss out on this lovely afternoon at the beautiful Christchurch Transitional Cathedral.

Volunteers are working hard to bring you a delightful afternoon of delicious food, entertainment and the chance to relax and visit with friends – all for a worthy cause! There will be live music from the Cathedral Choir, raffles and a silent auction.

Date and Time: Saturday 31st August 2019, from 2 to 4pm
Location: Transitional Cathedral (corner of Madras and Hereford Streets)
Cost: $45 per person.

Register online to attend the Christchurch High Tea for Hamlin event.

Hamlin Fistula NZ is committed to providing ongoing support for fistula surgery and for the preventive work of the midwives in Ethiopia.

Funds raised from this event will have an immediate life changing impact. Just $25 prevents fistula and maternal mortality through the provision of competent and compassionate midwifery care, including providing:

  • pregnancy and post-natal care for a mother;
  • a safe labour and birth; and
  • well child care for a baby to 5 years old.

About Hamlin Fistula NZ

Women have little or no access to emergency obstetric care in rural Ethiopia, They can be left in agonising labour for days if labour becomes obstructed. They almost always lose their baby and many are left with a fistula, causing permanent incontinence. These women are consequently pushed to the edge of society, and among the most marginalised in the world.

At Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, women receive treatment through free surgery, counseling, physiotherapy and loving care. Just as importantly, Hamlin works in prevention through training and employing competent and skilled midwives to prevent fistula and high maternal death rates from happening in the first place.

Find out more about the work of Hamlin Fistula NZ.

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch