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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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759

surgeries performed

90

volunteers

24

missions

11

countries visited

What We Do

PERFORM HAND SURGERY

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

BUILD RELATIONSHIPS

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

PROVIDE HAND THERAPY

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

TEACH LOCAL DOCTORS

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

HELP BUILD COMMUNITIES

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

CHANGE LIVES

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 Thirteen

July 28, 2017 - Two weeks came and gone so fast. We wrapped up the hospital and packed the supplies. We saw 18 patients for their last follow up. We managed to get everything done by noon and headed back to the hotel.

Vietnam: Day Twelve

July 27, 2017 - Another hectic day a the clinic but we were able to get done early to get back to the hotel for the farewell party that the hospital was hosting for us tonight at 6:00 PM. Our team squeezed in 5 cases.

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.

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