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Our mission

The Touching Hands Project (THP) provides free hand surgery and hand therapy to adults and children in underserved communities around the world.

From children with deformities to adults with chronic pain or victims of unspeakable violence, the THP volunteers work to better the lives of patients who desperately need hand care. We send teams of hand surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and hand therapists to countries that have little access to medical care. Our work allows these patients to use their hands again, whether it's to hold their child, return to work, eat a meal, or put on their shoes. Your support, even in the smallest amount, can change a life.

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What We Do


Our surgeons perform free hand surgery on patients who do not have access to the proper healthcare.


Our medical teams do their best to visit countries more than once to follow up with patients they previously treated.


Post-surgery, our patients are seen by hand therapists who provide them with exercises to ensure a healthy recovery.


In addition to treating patients, our team spends time with local medical professionals to expand their knowledge of hand surgery.


After receiving care from our teams, many patients are able to return to work and begin contributing to their community again.


Our medical care gives children and adults the opportunity to live a happy and normal life, with healthy, functioning hands.

From Our Blog

Vietnam: Day Eleven

July 26, 2017 - Another day came and gone, and it was another busy at the hospital for our team. The team worked hard to get as many surgery in as they can and still have follow up on Friday before the team packs up.

Vietnam: Day Ten

July 25, 2017 - The clinic is getting more hectic as we are approaching the mid week.  Surgery schedule is 5-6 cases a day, however, patients who had surgeries last week returning for dressing change and making orthoses.

Vietnam: Day Nine

July 24, 2017 - The weekend went by so fast and here we are again, MONDAY! Some of our team members were under the weather, but nothing series and everyone seemed to recover well. What can I say, it was another hectic day.

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