Catherine Hamlin has died aged 96. She was a doctor who, after reading an SOS for expert knowledge from the Ethiopian government in 1958, went there and later founded a women’s hospital in Addis Ababa in 1974 designed to help women suffering from childbirth injuries. For this, she won a number of humanitarian awards, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. She died while still working day to day in her hospital trying to help patients.
24 January 1924 – 18 March 2020