104% Raised of $50,000 Goal
Immediate Impact, Sustainable Solutions
Tanzania has one of the world’s lowest health worker densities. With fewer than three health workers per 10,000 people, Tanzania lags far behind the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommended minimum ratio of 23 per 10,000 people. Exacerbating the problem, Tanzania’s limited healthcare workforce is concentrated in urban centers, while 70% of the population lives in rural areas.
Even when health workers are available, a number of other factors prevent patients from receiving quality care. Essential medicines are often unavailable, medical equipment is either inadequate or non-functioning, and health facilities are outdated and operating with inefficient management.
Touch Foundation combines the best of private and public sector approaches and expertise to strengthen the Tanzanian health system across different levels of care.
We focus our activities on two key elements of the health system:
Touch expands our impact by sharing acquired knowledge with the local and international public health community.
Since Touch was founded in 2004, our progams have contributed to: