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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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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

ETHIOPIA: PART TWO

June 1, 2018 - On the last day of our 4th THP Ethiopia trip, we were sent off with a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony and cake. Heartfelt thanks from both sides were shared for another great week...

ETHIOPIA: PART ONE

May 28, 2018 - Per usual, we got off our flights at 7am Sunday and were seeing patients in the clinic by 9am. The staff arranged a 75 patient clinic day for us on a day the hospital is usually closed, so that we could indicate...

BOLIVIA: DAYS ONE & TWO

May 13 & 14, 2018 - Busy days already! We arrived Sunday morning before dawn and have been busy since then. On our first day we explored the city before going over group logistics at a team meeting.  

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