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Fr Mathew Abraham is the Director General of CHAI (Catholic Health Association of India). Fr Mathew is a qualified doctor and a Catholic priest and lives in India, helping to render affordable services to marginalised people in the medically underserved areas of India.
CHAI was founded by Sr Dr Mary Glowrey in 1943.
CHAI currently comprises 3,500 healthcare institutions and social service societies most of which are located in remote and unreached areas and their volunteers mostly nuns which include approximately 1,000 Sister-Doctors, 25,000 nurses, 10,000 paramedics and 15,000 social workers along with a very large number of employees.