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.


July 8-24, 2016

EHA USA Director Travels to India
Nothing so inspires and informs as face-to-face connection for our EHA USA team members with colleagues in India. That is why the USA Executive Director will travel to India this month, from July 8 to 24. On the trip he will have the opportunity to visit several hospital locations and attend the annual conference which assembles the entire leadership team from all locations across North India.

Stops on the trip will include Herbertpur Christian Hospital, Landour Community Hospital, and Chinchpada Christian Hospital.  "I look forward to interacting face to face on the ground at the hospitals, and rubbing shoulders with senior leaders," Mr. Hansen commented.  "I hope those interested will follow our Facebook account to receive regular updates on our experiences."

May 19, 2016

EHA USA President Receives Award
Congratulations to EHA USA President Dr. Howard Searle, who was honored with the 2016 INMED Cross-Cultural Leadership Award!

Dr. Searle served in medical missions in India from 1965 to 1977. He helped establish and direct the Emmanuel Hospital Association (EHA), eventually transitioning the orgranization to Indian leadership.

Since 1996 he has been the volunteer executive director and then the president of EHA USA, supporting the Emmanuel Hospital Association in India. He remains committed to the ministries of indigenous medical missionaries as they seek more effective ways to care for the underserved in rural North India.

May 17-19, 2016

Dr. Howard Searle Attends INMED
EHA President Dr. Howard Searle recently represented EHA at the 2016 INMED (Institute for International Medicine) "Exploring Medical Missions Conference" (EMMC) in Kansas City. "The Evidence Behind Medical Missions" was this year's theme. Medical missions has a rich history of compassionate risk-takers who have sought to serve the most forgotten people of our world. The 2016 conference sought to continue this work by equipping compassionate individuals with the skills and knowledge they need to address the needs of the world's most vulnerable peoples. Session topics included maternal/newborn care, community development, disease mitigation, and global health education.

February 24, 2016

Caring for People With EHA/AIDS
EHA has several projects that support people with HIV/AIDS. The Shalom Delhi Project is one of the oldest and largest. Today Dr. Savita Duomai, Project Director, was interviewed on WBEZ, a public radio station in Chicago. Click below to read a summary of her interview about their work
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November 2, 2015

Wheels for the World... Showing Brotherly Love
The first Wheels for the World program in North India was held at EHA's Herbertpur Christian Hospital in October. 210 wheelchairs, 46 sets of crutches, 42 walkers, and 32 canes were distributed to people with disabilities.

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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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