Shalom Delhi is a Palliative care Unit of Emmanuel Hospital Association (EHA)-which is a federation of 20 hospitals and 42 community development projects in 14 states of North and North East India. EHA is committed to the transformation of communities with programs that invest in the health and well being of everyone, irrespective of religion, creed, or race.
Shalom Delhi a was set up in 2001 to provide care for People Living with HIV in Delhi. A majority of Shalom’s patients are marginalized in society due to poverty, HIV status, unemployment, socially unaccepted practices, and vulnerable situations like being orphaned or widowed. Palliative care was expanded to include patients from other life limiting conditions like cancer and non -communicable diseases in 2011.The compassionate, quality care that Shalom seeks to provide for the people it serves, stems out of a firm conviction and belief in the intrinsic value of each human person. The program continues to be poor-friendly, ensuring maximum benefit with minimum cost to the patient and their families. The goal of our work has been “To improve the quality of life of persons and families living with life-limiting illnesses like HIV/AIDS, cancer, organ failure and neurological diseases by providing total, holistic care that includes physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the people it serves.”