Organisations active in India

Stichting Vrienden van de Medische Missiezusters
Catharijnesingel 51A
3511 GC Utrecht
Tel::030 - 273 25 03

Medical Mission Sisters are women full of passion for wholeness, for justice, for life. In a world with so much suffering, pain and potential Medical Mission Sisters strive to promote healing and wholeness in all aspects of life.

The Medical Mission Sisters from 23 nations, share one mission, "To be a healing presence at the heart of a wounded world." They live this mission today in 19 countries on five continents, among people made poor, among those who have limited or no access to health care, and among those unjustly treated or oppressed.

Medical Mission Sisters an international community of Catholic Sisters are active in the area of health care and education; wholeness and wellness programs; the development of women; work for justice; worship and spirituality; and music and song.

Medical Mission Sisters were founded in 1925 in Washington, D.C., by Austrian-born Dr. Anna Dengel. Working in what was then North India in the early 1920s, Anna Dengel experienced firsthand the unnecessary sickness and death of countless Muslim women and children, whose customs isolated them from medical care administered by male physicians. She became convinced that a group of women health professionals, who dedicated their lives to God, could make a difference in helping women to have access to the health care they deserved.

Since the 1930's, there has been a "circle of friends" around the Medical Mission Sisters in the Netherlands. In 1977, this "circle" became an independent organization with the name "Vrienden Medische Missiezusters."

Internationality is part of the heritage of  Medical Mission Sisters. They are also active in  20 different places in India. One of them is AYUSHYA. AYUSHYA in South India is educating people in how to provide low-cost health care through natural resources. The address is:

P.O. Vernoor
Changanacherry 686 104

Another of the centre is:
Medical Mission Sisters
P.O. Collectorate
Kottayam 686002
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