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Our mission

The Touching Hands Project (THP) provides life-changing hand surgeries, rehabilitation and medical training in the world’s poorest communities..

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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1214

surgeries performed

291

volunteers

41

missions

13

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

Honduras: Day Six

Friday always seems to suddenly be upon us during each of the THP brigades. Despite the busy week, our team-building hike last Saturday seems forever-ago, and we have become a cohesive and collegial group that has much to be proud of.

Honduras: Day Five

We left for the hospital at 7AM this morning and started cases quickly. Today I covered pediatric cases, including a scar excision over the antecubital fossa and a hamartoma debulking with Dr. Fufa...

Honduras: Day Four

Today we arrived at the hospital for yet another busy operative day. We ran the board of cases in the AM with the surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses and assigned roles for they day. We have found that communication is critical!

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