About Us

mission

Touch combines the best of private and public sector approaches and expertise to improve the health of Tanzanians by strengthening the health system. Touch expands its impact by sharing acquired knowledge with the local and international public health community.

We focus our activities on two key elements of the health system:

  • Improving the quantity and quality of healthcare workers
  • Enhancing healthcare delivery

A History of Impact

For over a decade, Touch Foundation has strengthened the health system in Tanzania, a nation facing a severe healthcare crisis.


Timeline of Touch Foundation's overall focus areas since inception

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Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Touch Foundation, providing strategic guidance, and helping us create opportunities for growth. Their leadership is invaluable to our work.

LOWELL L. BRYAN President

KEVIN J. CURNIN

CLAUDIO BRAZ FERRO

CELIA FELSHER

Claudia Joyce

MBAGO KANIKI

STEVEN KELMAR

ROBERT H. NIEHAUS

Michael Patsalos-Fox

SALIM RAMJI

Ishaan Seth

MARCO SPINELLI

CHARBEL TAGHER

TOM TELES

Fr. Dr. Peter Le Jacq, MM Volunteer

David Lowden Secretary

staff

Touch employs a team of highly skilled professionals who are committed to improving the health of the Tanzanian people. Our team brings a wide-range of expertise, with private and public sector backgrounds spanning from management consulting, clinical medicine, public health, and non-profit organizational management. Together, we address the multi-faceted challenges facing Tanzania’s health system.
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Steve Justus Chief Medical Officer

Noah Leff Chief Financial Officer

Massimiliano Pezzoli Country Director

careers

At Touch, you will join a team of highly mission-driven professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences, including management consulting, non-profit management, and clinical medicine. You will work closely with team members across all levels and functions, becoming an integral part of our commitment to strengthening the health system in Tanzania.

Touch Foundation, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, gender or gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status.

all opportunities

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Financials

Touch Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. A summary of our most recent financial statements is below. Audited financials and 990s are posted as they become available.

Touch has earned four-stars from Charity Navigator, its highest rating, based on our efficient use of funds, commitment to transparency, and organizational accountability and a gold rating from GuideStar based on our fiscal transparency.

Frequently Asked Questions

1What is Touch Foundation?

Touch Foundation is an international 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving health and saving lives in Tanzania. For over a decade, we have been building Tanzania’s healthcare workforce, enhancing the quality of healthcare education, and improving access to care. We work holistically, strengthening the diverse building blocks of the health system – all of which need to be functional to enable effective delivery of care.

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2What is Touch’s Mission?

Touch combines the best of private and public sector approaches and expertise to improve the health of Tanzanians by strengthening the health system. Touch expands its impact by sharing acquired knowledge with the local and international public health community.

We focus our activities on two key elements of the health system:

  • Improving the quantity and quality of healthcare workers
  • Enhancing healthcare delivery
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News

Read about the 2,000th emergency transfer in Touch’s Mobilising Maternal Health program with Vodafone Foundation:


Veronika Method, 23 years old, delivered her first four children in her home without any medical assistance. Veronika delivered her twins at Nyamizeze dispensary, but was told by local healthcare workers that she needed to be transported immediately to the hospital if she wanted her newborn twins to survive. Worried about the safety of her newborn twins, Veronika put her trust into a system completely unknown to her. To Veronika’s surprise, the nurses at the dispensary arranged for her and her neonates emergency transport with the help of the capable dispatchers. This is a system set-up as part of the Mobilising Maternal Health program with #VodafoneFoundation. Yesterday morning, Veronika became our 2,000th emergency case. The twins, Kulwa (4.4 lbs) and Dotto (3.5 lbs), are currently still in the NICU undergoing intensive treatment in the baby warmers and CPAP breathing machines. 

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Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in Touch Foundation. If you would like to learn more about our programs, donate or volunteer, please contact us.

New York, United States
Mwanza, Tanzania