On Thursday afternoon, Australian time, Catherine Hamlin will wake up in a simple mud brick hut on a river in Addis Ababa. She will make her bed, eat a basic breakfast, walk up fifty stairs to a hospital and then operate on some of the worldâ€™s most disadvantaged women.
Itâ€™s just her usual routine, yet itâ€™s nothing short of remarkable when you consider Dr Hamlin turns 90 on Friday and has served Ethiopiaâ€™s women as long as their countryâ€™s average citizen actually manages to survive on this often cruel, always unfair earth.
While Catherine Hamlin will accept a call from the Governmor General Quentin Bryce on her birthday, she doesnâ€™t want presents â€“ just funds to continue her work to restore the health and dignity to women destroyed by something we take for granted:Â Safe birth. Read more: Daily Life