Since 1930 Duncan Hospital has cared for people in Bihar and nearby Nepal. Services include obstetrics and gynecology, general medicine, surgery, pediatrics, orthopedic, and intensive care. A suite of community health and development programs empower women and adolescent girls from vulnerable communities, people with disabilities or mental disorders, and people with HIV and AIDS. These programs also facilitate community organisation and advocacy for reproductive rights, protection from slavery and sustainable freedom for the vulnerable, capacity-building of the government health delivery system, primary health care in peripheral health centers, and mobile clinics in three district regions. As a “fellowship for transformation through caring,” the staff make Jesus known in word and deed among people facing tremendous needs.

GOVERNANCE: Operated by the Emmanuel Hospital Association
BEDS: 200
OUTPATIENTS DAILY:  319
OPERATIONS MONTHLY:  338
STAFF:  494
SPECIAL PROGRAMS:  Disability intervention, community-based palliative care, non-communicable disease programs
  • Teaching programs 
  • School of nursing
  • Language required  Hindi (English acceptable for term under six months; longer terms require basic, intermediate, or advanced Hindi depending on term length.)
STUDENTS:  Medical exposures (4–8 weeks) available for medical and nursing students
PERSONNEL NEEDS:
  • Consultants (ob-gyn, ENT, medicine)
  • Medical Officers (doctors not yet trained in a specialty)
  • Nurses trained in Anesthesia
WEBSITE: duncanhospital-eha.org
ENQUIRE: sim.org.au/talktous