Getting to Know EHA
Check out EHA's new presentation! Click here to learn all about EHA's facilities, services, programs, patients, and results.

You will also have a better understanding of life in India and the challenges EHA faces after viewing this presentation

2014-2015 EHA Annual Report
This 76-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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When we speak with those serving with EHA in India and ask them what we can best do to further their work, their answer is invariably -- pray for us. In light of this, we have developed a new monthly prayer enewsletter with up-to-date prayer requests from all over EHA. If you would like to receive these prayer requests, click the link to sign up.

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.

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

Opportunities for...


Critical need for short-term (one month) or extended assistance from surgeons. [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.


June 9, 2015
What We Are Doing to Help After the Nepal Earthquakes
EHA has a well prepared Disaster Management Team, so we immediately sent in teams to help.

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April 1, 2015

EHA India Welcomes New Executive Director
As of April 1, EHA India has a new Executive Director -- Dr. Sunil Gokavi. We are excited to see what his leadership will bring to EHA. The following is his autobiography that gives us a glimpse into Dr. Sunil's background and testimony.

My name is Sunil Gokavi, and I was born and bred in Bangalore before embarking on my medical studies at Christian Medical College, Vellore, in 1983.

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February 17, 2015

EHA Appoints New Executive Director
The Emmanuel Hospital Association USA board of directors has appointed Robb Hansen as executive director of US operations. Dr. Howard Searle has been named president of EHA USA. Mr. Hansen has served EHA as an outside consultant for several years. His assumption of a formal role will allow him to shoulder some of the leadership responsibilities which Dr. Searle has carried alone.
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December 1, 2014

Engage Disability Conference is Successful
Praise God for a successful conference, Engage Disability, at the end of September. Over 400 people participated from hospitals, Christian health organizations, churches, and non-governmental organizations. The emphasis was on turning the conference into a movement toward including the disabled in India.
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September 1, 2014

r. Mark Kniss Passes Away
Dr. Mark Kniss, who contributed significantly in the early years of EHA, passed away on June 10, 2014. His legacy with EHA goes back to 1960, when he started a clinic in India that became Nav Jivan Hospital, which was a 60-bed facility by the time he left in 1973.
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July 30, 2014

ICMDA World Congress in The Netherlands
The International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA) connects Christians in medicine and dentistry from all around the world.  Uniting 69 national movements in fellowship, witness, and service, they apply biblical principles to their practices day in and day out.  In addition, senior personnel reach out to Christian medical and dental students and graduates around the globe.

Every four years the ICMDA hosts a World Congress.  This summer more than 1,000 delegates gathered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands from July 22 to 26.  Featuring the theme SERVE SHARE SHINE, sessions focused on the nature of our identities – both as Christians and as medical professionals, and explored how these can be integrated.
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July 29, 2014

Doctor Reminisces About Furthering the Kingdom
Dr. Howard Searle, a retired surgeon living in the Chicago area, helped found EHA in India more than 40 years ago and now serves as volunteer Executive Director of the organization's US operations. Read on for a Q&A to learn more of his story.

July 2, 2014

EHA India to Host Engage Disability Conference
EHA is sponsoring an "Engage Disability" conference in Delhi from September 25 to 27, 2014, with the purpose of coming together to strengthen the Christian response to disability in India. They are hoping to bring together 500 people -- everyone from disability workers, church leaders, people with disabilities, educators, and business leaders -- to discuss the best ways to help those with disabilities. Please pray for their preparation for this event. Click here to learn more.

May 29,2014

INMED Conference provides roadmap to medical missions
An important step on the road to serving in medical missions with EHA and other organizations is the annual INMED conference in Kansas City. Click here to learn more.

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