Emmanuel Hospital Association

One of the critical issues in the world today is meeting the growing need for quality medical care among the poor. The Emmanuel Hospital Association of India helps to address this need.

Launched out of a group of western-run mission hospitals in the late 1960s, today EHA is the largest private healthcare network in India . Through a system of 21 hospitals and more than 30 community health and development projects, located in underserved areas of rural North India, EHA helps to bring health and medical care to more than 600,000 Indians per year, the vast majority from among the poorest classes of society.

Many of those served have no access to such medical care other than through  EHA facilities. In a country where 1 in 4 families live below the poverty line, the needs are tremendous. In fact, they are beyond description.

Brand New 2012-2013 EHA Annual Report
Check out EHA's new annual report! This 74-page volume loaded with facts, figures, and photos will give you an excellent overview of the work. You can request your copy by contacting us or feel free to download the PDF from the website. Just right-click on the link.

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This website serves the single purpose of promoting the needs of medical ministry in India and challenging those with a burden to get involved.

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Critical need for short-term (one month) or extended assistance from surgeons. [more…]
Provide short term support or extended assistance in nurses' training. [more…]
Check out how you can get involved with EHA right where you live. [more…]

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EHA has a critical need for short-term assistance to support the work of Indian physicians. At times the case load exceeds the capacity of their surgeons.  More often, vacations must be curtailed because when the surgeon is away services must be cut back. New Family Practice Residency programs need experienced FP instructors. If you are interested in finding out about short term (two weeks to four weeks) or longer term ministry opportunities in India , please contact the EHA office.  

Opportunities exist for nurses with BSN/MSN and teaching experience to assist in EHA's nurses' training programs. These openings for service would last from one month to one year, or more. Certain challenges exist due to language barriers but trained professionals willing to serve should contact EHA. 

EHA in the United States is a grass
-roots effort with no paid staff. We are in need of volunteers who catch a passion for the ministry and are willing to represent us in local churches in their area. Materials such as brochures and Power Point presentations are available to assist your efforts. If supporting EHA in this way is attractive to you, do not hesitate to contact us to learn more.

Ongoing support needs in a wide variety of areas exist. 
Ninety cents of every dollar raised in the United States goes to help the Indian hospitals serve more patients, many of whom would never have access to medical care in other ways. For detailed information on projects and locations, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are also happy to supply copies of audited financial statements for your review.

Our goal for the work in India is simple: build awareness, prayer and financial support for EHA, enabling their staff to more effectively address the health-related needs of Indian villagers, and in that process, earn the opportunity to share the good news of eternal healing.


February 1, 2014

EHA Central Office Loses One of Its Own
Tragedy struck at EHA's central office this week in the form of a car accident. Fifteen-year employee Trinath, his wife Louisa, and their daughter Jennifer were returning from his father's funeral when another vehicle hit them, causing their car to roll multiple times. Both Trinath and Louisa died at the scene. Jenny and the other occupants were taken to a hospital and have since recovered.

Trinath is remembered as a joyful, consistent worker and a faithful father. He always kept a positive outlook on life and consistently went the extra mile to help others. His work in the Community Health and Development projects made a significant impact. He and Louisa will be sorely missed.

Our hearts go out to their young children, Jennifer and Jerry (who was staying with his grandmother at the time of the accident). A fund has been set up to pay for their education and living expenses. If you would like to donate to this fund, go to our website's donation page here.


October 1, 2013

Shalom Delhi 2013
Annual Report
The Shalom Delhi Project provides care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS. They offer home-based and palliative care, work with transgenders and adolescents, and help those with TB. Learn more about the many aspects of their program. Support these relief efforts with a donation.

September 10, 2013

Bihar Floods Devastate Northeast India
Record flooding along the Ganges River has displaced thousands in villages in remote areas of the state of Bihar. Learn more about EHA's efforts to assist those affected. Support these relief efforts with a donation.

March 1, 2013

Former EHA Executive Director Honored
He served for 23 years, beginning in 1973. The first Indian Executive Director of EHA, Mr. Lalchuangliana, was honored by Dr. Howard Searle, EHA-USA's Executive Director. Dr. Searle  had the privilege in the early 70s of recruiting Mr. Lalchuangliana away from his secure senior government job to serve with EHA. Dr. Searle was very happy to pay tribute to him for all he had done in leading EHA with humility and integrity for over two decades. Attending the celebration commemorating the 15th anniversary of Shalom-Mizoram's ministry were EHA staff and other dignitaries, including the Chief Minister of the State of Mizoram. EHA thanks God for faithful servants who have given much of their lives working for our cause in serving the poor.

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