Joint Public Statement issued by:

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (HFE)

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (Australia) Limited (HFEA)

Hamlin Fistula Australia Limited (HFA)

Representatives of HFE, HFEA and HFA are pleased to confirm that they have reached agreement on any differences between the parties in the past and have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding on how they intend to work together in the future. HFE is grateful that HFA has always provided operational and capital funds to HFE and welcomes all gifts made to HFA for the purposes of HFE.

It has been agreed that HFEA will be a partner of HFE and act as their authorised representative, the active fundraiser and communications arm in Australia. HFA will be a major donor and continue to manage and administer existing funds with passive fundraising through its existing network. HFA will continue to receive donations and bequests given to support the work of HFE.

All parties are very happy to conclude these discussions and thank all donors for their loyal support.

31 October 2013.

Hamlin Fistula Australia Limited and Dr Catherine Hamlin

Hamlin Fistula Australia Limited (HFA) was established by Dr Catherine Hamlin, her family and friends in 1996. The generosity of donors has enabled HFA to provide funds for the massive expansion in the work of the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital including the establishment of regional centres and the creation of the Hamlin College of Midwives.

There are funds similar to HFA in New Zealand, UK, USA, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden and Japan.

From 1996 until mid 2012 HFA was the authorised representative in Australia of Dr Hamlin, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (HFE) and the Hamlin Fistula International Foundation (HFIF). In July 2012 Dr Hamlin established a new company in Australia called Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (Australia) Limited (HFEA) and this new company now represents Dr Hamlin, HFE and HFIF in Australia.

Donations and bequests continue to be used to support the core purposes of HFA and the Hamlin Fistula Relief and Aid Fund which are to provide funding for the treatment and prevention of obstetric fistulas suffered by women in developing countries and to raise awareness of this distressing condition.

Ever since the establishment of the Hamlin Fistula Relief & Aid Fund, all money received has been allocated to support the work of Dr Catherine Hamlin and Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia.

Donations to HFA are allowable deductions for Australian income tax purposes.

What Payments Will HFA Make to HFE In The Future?

The Directors of HFA have approved a schedule of payments to provide further grants to HFE of more that $20 million in future years.


What money has HFA paid for HFE?

Payments (in US dollars) made by HFA for HFE since July 2011 include:

08 Apr 2014
11 Mar 2014
03 Jan 2014
16 Jul 2013
11 Jun 2013
12 Feb 2013
08 Jan 2013
28 Dec 2012
17 Sep 2012
04 Sep 2012
05 Jun 2012
08 May 2012
03 Apr 2012
03 Apr 2012
03 Apr 2012
10 Feb 2012
06 Jan 2012
06 Jan 2012
03 Jan 2012
23 Dec 2011
14 Dec 2011
01 Dec 2011
01 Dec 2011
23 Nov 2011
03 Nov 2011
05 Oct 2011
19 Sep 2011
04 Aug 2011
04 Aug 2011
29 Jul 2011
26 Jul 2011

What money can Dr Hamlin and HFE access to support the work in Ethiopia?

Dr Catherine Hamlin, Mr Richard Hamlin and other trustees appointed by them control Hamlin Fistula International Foundation (HFIF), a Swiss foundation established to invest funds with a view to funding the operational needs of HFE from the income earned on these investments.

The other Hamlin international partners in NZ, UK, USA, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden and Japan also raise money for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia.

To learn more about the work of Dr Hamlin in Ethiopia go to www.hamlinfistula.org



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