The Catholic Health Association of India upholds its commitment to bring ‘health for all’.

It views health as a state of complete physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being, and not merely the absence of sickness. Accordingly, CHAI envisions an INDIA wherein people,

  • Are assured of clean air, water and environment;
  • Do not suffer from any preventable disease;
  • Are able to manage their health needs;
  • Are able to control the forces which cause ill health;
  • Enjoy dignity and equality and are partners in decisions that affect them, irrespective of caste, creed, religion or economic status, and
  • Respect human life and hold and nurture it to grow into its fullness.


In order to realize the vision, CHAI endeavours to

  • Promote community health, understood as a process of enabling the people, especially the poor and the marginalized, to be collectively responsible to attain and maintain their health and demand health as a right, and ensure availability of quality health care at reasonable cost.
  • Prevent and control communicable and non-communicable diseases as they cause a huge public health burden as well as take a heavy toll of human life in the country.
  • Provide relief to disaster victims in the country and bring the affected to normal level of functioning.
  • Ensure relief and rehabilitation to persons with disabilities.
  • Sustain advocacy for the cause of poor and needy.