About Us


CHD Group (Center for Health and Development) is a global health organization headquartered in Mangalore in India and established in 2014. It is registered under the Indian Registration Act, 1908 and holds 12 A and 80G exemption under the Indian Income Tax Act 1961. Founded by Dr. Edmond Fernandes, a Community Health Physician and Global Health Expert.

CHD Group is non political and non religious institution and is listed on Niti Darpan, Government of India. CHD Group is featured in almost all national media’s in India.

CHD Group engages in field work at the grass-root level bringing about concrete change on ground by hand-holding communities and government departments, by implementing CSR programmes for corporate companies and providing technical support & consultancy, by setting up hospitals and health centers and also adopting poorly run hospitals. At a global level, CHD Group advocates with the UN agencies and International Governments and is keen to also start international chapters around the world.

CHD Group believes in democratic decision making and in teamwork. CHD Group is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or financial ability.

To reach out through humanitarian efforts and to articulate frameworks that advance conversations in health and development.
To emerge as a global organization and champion the cause of those affected by humanitarian emergencies.

To emerge as a global public health organization and engage in risk reduction initiatives.

To engage in community development & strengthen public health diplomacy through a multi-pronged approach which protects vulnerable groups like women, children and the elderly.

To establish strategic academic – field based partnerships and to work with faith based coalition to build power from below.

To pioneer socio-economic development and address social determinants of health.