Founder-Late Bishop Lawrence Mar Ephraem


Health for One Million is a comprehensive health service wing of the Diocese of Marthandam, aiming at the total development of the people. It is known as HOM, which is a registered Trust with the aim of helping the poor people in their total growth particularly in the field of health. It was registered on February 3, 1997 and its registration number is 18/1997, dated 03-02-1977. In the words of bishopLawrence Mar ephraem,the president of the Jana Kshema Sangam and the moving spirit behind HOM-"Health for One Million" is a philosophy of Health-Based community developement lived by the people of a cummunity consisting of about 1000 people in the micro-level under a macro-plan covering one million people.

It is an on-going service oriented educational programme, in which people of all religion, caste, language, community participate without any distinction. In the year 1977 the late Bishop Lawrence Mar Ephraem shaped this innovative and effective programme from his rich experience in the field of health. It was indeed a response to the WHO’s call for ‘ Health for all by 2000 A.D. HOM’s activities are spread out in the Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu.


Founder of HOM - Late Bishop Most. Rev. Lawrence Mar Ephraem