EHA USA Executive Director Robb Hansen had the opportunity to travel to India and visit several EHA locations in July. In the coming months, in a series of articles, he will share his first-hand impressions of EHA's work.
As my eyes drift across the green fields of crops that line the country road, I almost feel I could be in rural Iowa. Instead, I am in Maharashtra, a state in west central India, about two hours from the Arabian Sea.
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Emmanuel Hospital Association
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.
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.
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
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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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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.
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.
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
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.