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Giving Partners

At Touch, our work relies on strong partnerships with a variety of donors, from governments to corporations and foundations to individual donors.  These supporters include:

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

We are privileged to be a partner of USAID’s mission in Tanzania. Through our public-private partnership with USAID, they match donations we raise privately, allowing us to maximize our impact. Since 2007, USAID has awarded over $11 million to Touch.

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Medtronic Foundation

Touch is the Tanzanian partner in the RHD (Rheumatic Heart Disease) Action, led globally by Medtronic Foundation. RHD Action focuses on reducing the incidence of rheumatic heart disease in vulnerable populations all over the world.

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Vitol Foundation

Touch partners with Vitol Foundation, the philanthropic arm of energy investor Vitol Group., Vitol Foundation helped us develop the Treat & Train Network and is currently supporting expanded clinical rotations of Bugando students.

“We truly believe in Touch’s Treat & Train model and are convinced of the centrality of MDs and Assistant Medical Officers to developing the Tanzanian health system. The student clinical rotations we fund are not only key to effectively training Tanzania’s healthcare workers of tomorrow, but they also provide rural patients with the high quality of care they need today.”

-Robin D’Alessandro, CEO, Vitol Foundation

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Vodafone Foundation

Through our collaboration with the Vodafone Foundation and USAID, we worked with Pathfinder International to develop Mobilizing Maternal Health, a program aimed at reducing maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity. As part of the program, we are leveraging Vodafone’s extensive mobile communications network to upgrade rural referral and transportation systems for pregnant women.

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McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company has contributed valuable in-kind support since Touch’s inception in 2004. Additionally, joint McKinsey-Touch projects have informed Touch’s strategy and approach to addressing the healthcare crisis in Tanzania throughout the organization’s history. McKinsey employees generously donate to Touch through their Gift of Hope campaign and serve on our Board of Directors.

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Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

As Touch’s pro bono general counsel, Stroock has provided legal and charitable support throughout Touch’s history. Stroock has advised Touch Foundation in many practice areas, contributing over 2,775 hours of legal service over the past ten years.

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Johnson & Johnson

Together with Johnson & Johnson, Touch Foundation and our partners are developing an innovative new process to ensure that healthcare workers are equitably distributed across Tanzania and meet the health needs of the population.

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The Elma Foundation

Touch partners with The ELMA Foundation to improve the quality of training for health students in Tanzania, increase the retention of health workers in rural areas of the country, and provide a higher level of care to the rural population.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation

In partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF), Touch developed a Community Based Research (CBR) program at Bugando. Conducting research in the community improves the quality of students’ education and provides them with opportunity to work in rural environments early in their career. Management and ownership of this program has successfully transitioned to the university.

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Murray Hill East Suites

Murray Hill East Suites generously provides accommodations in New York City for our staff and Touch visitors from Tanzania.

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 “My involvement with Touch is important to me because Touch became the pathway to fulfill my dream of building a pharmaceutical factory in Africa, where the need for quality generic drugs is so high. I attended the 2014 Asante Supper celebrating ten years of Touch Foundation, made my pledge, and that night, inspired, I wrote my Tanzania Preliminary Business Plan for a Pharmaceutical and Biosimilars Fill/Finish Factory in the Lake Region.”

-Dr. Richard DiCicco, Chairman, Harvest Moon Pharmaceuticals

 

 “The innovation that Touch Foundation brings to the healthcare sector is something that, as an entrepreneur, I truly appreciate. I am pleased to contribute to Touch, and in so, give back to my home country of Tanzania.”

-Meck Khalfan, CEO and Co-Founder of Puku, LLC

Lifetime Donors

Touch wishes to recognize our top lifetime donors, each of whom have given over $1 million. Thank you to the following donors for their extraordinary lifetime support:

$5 million+ in Lifetime Giving

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Citi (in honor of Mr. Sanford I. Weill)
  • Lowell & Luisa Bryan
  • McKinsey & Company  

$1 million – $4,999,999 in Lifetime Giving

  • Abbott Fund
  • Cashin Family Fund
  • Celia Felsher & John Cecil
  • Citigroup Foundation
  • Goldman Sachs Gives
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Robert & Kate Niehaus
  • Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
  • John Van Rens & Sarah Lutz
  • Vitol Foundation
  • Vodafone Foundation
  • Weill Cornell Medical College