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Our mission

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

Video: Touching Hands in Ecuador

In June 2019, the Touching Hands team and Esperança held a mission in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Watch our video to follow our volunteers at Hospital León Becerra de Guayaquil.

Hand Day: Nashville 2019

Thirty-five Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees gathered at Vanderbilt Bone and Joint Outpatient Surgery Center on August 10, 2019 for the 3rd annual Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Hand Outreach Day.

Ecuador: Day Eight

We met in the lobby at 2:00 am, packed our luggage into the same cargo truck that had met us at the airport only a week prior, and then we all loaded into the hotel shuttle to make our way back to the Guayaquil airport.

Thank You To Our Partners

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