EHA-Emmanuel Hospital Association,INDIA

" EHA-Emmanuel Hospital Association,INDIA" [Est.1969]

"" Touching Hearts of India's Needs ""

Emmanuel Hospital Association (EHA) was founded in early1969 as an indigenous christian health and developement agency serving the people of north India. EHA started when 12 denominational and non-denominational mission agencies saw the need to come together and develop indigenous leadership. Its activities are essentially medical or health, providing physical, mental and spiritual services to the people of rural north, north-east, and central India, irrespective of religion, caste or creed. The objective of EHA as stated in its constitution is ' to provide comprehensive health care to people in rural areas of India in the name and spirit of Jesus Christ '. By its founding constitution its programmes address the needs of the whole person, body, mind and spirit based on a belief that without hope people cherish.
EHA was registered as a non-profit charitable society the same year under the Societies Registration Act (1860) with its own contribution, rules and regulations and is a recognized legal entity. The government of India also granted approval to receive foreign funds under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) act, without which no charitable body may legally receive funding from an overseas origin. Each Hospital or Projects of EHA is a separate registered charitable society, which has entered into a Deed of Incorporation with EHA and each other. This brings about strong lines of accountability with both the centre and in a matrix relationships with peers. It also involves agreement for standard terms of employment, accounting policies and management procedures together with reporting for monitoring and improvement.