The History of the Emmanuel Hospital Association
In the first six decades after the turn of the century, many medical clinics and hospitals were begun in India by European missionaries. Then, in the twenty years between 1950 and 1970, there was a large scale exodus of these medical pioneers, leaving many medical missions and churches in a crisis of leadership.
It was at this time that the idea of a federation of mission hospitals came into being. In 1969, the Emmanuel Hospital Association was officially formed and registered. Over the years, EHA has grown to be a medical missionary movement and a fellowship of Christian health professionals, committed to bringing wholeness of life to the marginalized members of the varied communities in which they serve.