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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: En Route

June 29, 2017 - The THP team will land in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on July 17, 2017 for a 12-day mission. During the mission, hand therapist Thanh-Van T. Tran, OTR/L, CHT, will be keeping you up-to-date on the team’s progress.

Bolivia: Days 12/13

May 26, 2017 - On our last OR day, four cases were performed and therapy was a busy place with some postop patients from last week starting OT. This boy enjoyed adding sticks to his splint following a 3rd web space...

Bolivia: Day 11

May 25, 2017 - We had a quicker OR day today due to a late cancellation. Unfortunately a young patient's family was dealing with getting evicted from their rental, so they had to deal with their immediate situation.

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