CHAI celebrates 70th anniversary

October 25, 2013 by  
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CHAI celebrates 70th anniversaryKarnataka, October 24, 2013: The program will also celebrate its founder Sr. Mary Glowrey being named as a ‘Servant of God’, the first step to be made a Saint.

The Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI), world’s largest non-profit associations in the health sector, is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

The two-day celebrations would start tomorrow at the St. John’s National Academy of health Sciences in Bengaluru.

The program will also celebrate its founder Sr. Mary Glowrey being named as a ‘Servant of God’, the first step to be made a Saint.

The program is expected to be attended by over 1,000 health care providers from its member institutions, a press statement issued by CHAI said.

It stated that a strategic discussion paper would be unveiled during the two-day program which will focus on the future thrusts of members of the organization in the field of mental health, geriatric care, palliative care and non-communicable diseases.

“The 70th anniversary has been made memorable with CHAI being given Special Consultative Status by the United Nation’s Economic and Social Council,” the statement said.

CHAI, founded in 1943, has an 3,412 member institutions, including 2,263 health centers.

Every year, around 21 million people access health care facilities provided by CHAI’s member institutions across the country.

The program would see the launching of two special initiatives of CHAI– Children’s Health Club and Social Workers’ Association of India.

– press statement

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