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RCSEd Raises Funds for Hamlin Fistula

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The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is delighted to have raised a sum in excess of £26,000 for its Hamlin Fistula Appeal, after being awarded £13,392 by The City of Edinburgh Council. The cheque was presented by Edinburgh's Lord Provost George Grubb following a charity banquet held in Edinburgh in March and will contribute to an appeal to raise funds for the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia.

Mr David Tolley, President of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh said:

"The College has been working with the charity Hamlin Fistula UK to improve the lives of thousands of women in Ethiopia who have developed obstetric fistula sustained during childbirth. Their incredible work to effect a surgical cure for these women, which also includes the training of midwives, strives to relieve their suffering and reduce maternal and foetal mortality.

"We are extremely appreciative of the Lord Provost for nominating our appeal to enable us to receive such a generous donation and we are certain the funds will make a significant difference in improving the lives of childbearing women in Ethiopia."

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