Touch the Nations is excited to announce an expanded partnership in Ethiopia with BethanyKids, an NGO dedicated to the holistic care of of children with surgical conditions and disabilities. We will be working together to provide life-saving surgeries for 80 children in Ethiopia this year. Summary Most children in Ethiopia do not have access to […]
Please Support these Surgeons Doing Groundbreaking Work in Addis, Ethiopia!
Dr. Dan and Dr. Frehun in Addis perform surgery on older children who have suffered since birth with major anomalies such as ambiguous genitalia, large tumors, and absent or abnormal holes for the stool and urine. Most satisfying is the opportunity to change these precious lives through surgery, rendering them “normal” and giving them a […]
Giving Challenge – build an orphanage for Ebola victims
Touch the Nations is excited to announce that we are building a new orphanage in Sierra Leone. This new facility (the Bonnie Seigel Childrens’ Home), which will house the youngest victims of the Ebola crisis, is being constructed next to the Kondie Farm School. For the first time, we are partnering with Global Giving to […]
Kondie Farm Medical Clinic Now Open!
The medical clinic at Kondie opened on Monday April 14th and started full scale operations. The clinic is operated by a Community Health Officer (CHO), a male nurse and two female nurses. The clinic runs within the hours of 8:00am to 8:00pm with two shifts. Over 37 patients were initially treated with sicknesses that included […]
Ethiopian Doctors Separate Conjoined Twins
Dr. Ayele, one of the doctors whom Touch the Nations supports in Ethiopia, recently participated in an operation to separate conjoined twins. To our knowledge, this is the first time an operation of this complexity was performed in that country. Please click this link for more information. We are proud to support Dr. Ayele and […]
Merry Christmas from Burundi!
Dear Friends: We want to wish you a Merry Christmas 2013 and a Happy New Year 2014. Click below for a Christmas card from the children of Burundi. Enjoy their Kirundi, Suahili, French and English greetings… MERRY CHRISTMAS from all of us in Burundi!
Building to Protect the Children in Newton
The Newton Orphanage, which will house a new group of children in Sierra Leone, is nearing completion. All the metal security doors have now been properly installed, and we are now finishing up the final details such as ceilings; paint; purchase of furniture and bedding; plumbing, septic tanks, and rest rooms; and electrical. We have […]
Thanks to your support, we were able to help a young girl from Burundi to receive medical care for her legs. A few weeks ago, our team brought little Happy to Ngozi province in the north of Burundi to have a much needed operation. Several doctors came to Burundi from other countries to treat different […]
Graduation Day at Kondie Farm School
Touch the Nations works closely with Samuel and Mariama Menyongar to support the Kondie Farm School. Here are some pictures of their recent graduation ceremony: Congratulations to all of the children and young people who graduated!
New Ethiopian Doctors Making an Impact
Below is an update from Doctor Dan, one of the surgeons Touch the Nations supports in Addis, Ethiopia… “…everything here is so urban, cosmopolitan, and, at least on the surface, “developed.” Unfortunately the illusion of development disappears quickly as soon as one looks a bit deeper… Just like the destitution and slums which meet one […]