Our Impact

Impact to Date

Since 2004, Touch’s work in Tanzania has improved the health and wellbeing of the Tanzanian people. We have invested over $60 million in strengthening Tanzania’s health system, mitigating its healthcare worker crisis and improving the lives of 17 million Tanzanians, nearly one-third of the country’s population. Together with our partners, our achievements include:

Improving the quantity and quality of healthcare workers

96% Graduate Retention

of Bugando students within Tanzania’s health system

over 4,000 healthcare workers trained

in the past decade, including doctors, nurses and pharmacists

10% of all Tanzanian skilled healthcare workers

graduated since 2008 benefited from Touch’s support

over 900 students housed

in new and refurbished dormitories

Increasing MD student enrollment

From 10 students in 2004 to 900 students today at our flagship partner institution, the Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences, now the 3rd largest medical school in Tanzania

Enhancing healthcare delivery

27% decrease in maternal deaths

in districts benefitting from our maternal and newborn health program providing quality care and emergency referrals and transport

30% increase in operations

at Bugando and the number of surgical areas have grown from 7 to 13

Reaching 1/3 of the Population

of Tanzania (~17 million people) through our programs in the Lake Zone that are addressing gaps in the health system

Installing essential infrastructure

such as electricity generators, water pumps, high-speed fiber-optic internet, waste incinerators, and laundry equipment

620,000 patients provided

with better quality care at Treat & Train Network health facilities

Annual Reports

Impact Reports

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