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A special event featuring John Oliver from The Daily Show will take place in New York tonight, March 5, to raise money for an organization that trains doctors, nurses and other health care workers in Tanzania.

The Touch Foundation's A Touch Of Laughter comedy show will take place in the Comix Comedy Club at 353 West 14 Street tonight at 7pm, and will feature comedians such as Karith Foster of Imus in the Morning, Comedy Central’s Tom Shillue, Baron Vaughn from the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, Nathaniel Bryan of the Opie and Anthony Show and Ryan Reiss from “Mike & Juliet in the Morning”.

The Touch Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to building the health workforce in Tanzania, rebuilding the health system within which they work and providing a replicable and sustainable model for doing so elsewhere. The Touch Foundation works in Tanzania, a stable democracy that has a strong relationship with the U.S. and a demonstrated commitment to poverty alleviation. By training doctors, nurses, and health care workers, and by working hand-in-hand with the Tanzanian government to restructure the country’s health care system, the Touch Foundation aims to create a model for reform that can inform and inspire similar efforts throughout the developing world.

Tickets to the comedy event are $75, and more information can be found here.

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