These pages evolved during our journey for 6 mounths through India in the year 2005.

I, Dr. Elias Engelking, am a junior surgeon. My wife Susanne is a pediatric nurse. I set out on this journey looking for an answer on the quest of the Vision "to build up a hospital for the needy in India" .
But we had to realise that "developement aid" has quite some difficulties and can even be harmful for the needy.

A summary about the medical situation with an audio track is to be found in the online Heidelberg Lecture.

Further you will find:

Plenty of Tipps for medical elective students and for doctors, nurses and midwives for traveling India.

Detailed reports for medicaly intrested.

Travel log and little stories.


Please Donate

The devoted Doctor and Mission Sister Dr. Victoria Aind who runs a hospital in one of the porest areas in India needs our help. The experienced Gynaecologist needs a ventilator. This costs aprox.  2.00.000 Indian Rupies (3600 Euro). Please finde the artricle in detail at Holy Cross Mission Hospital, Balatnr

Now donate online safely with PayPal for Dr. Sr. Victoria Aind.
Small summs are just as helpfull!
6th August 2007

The Heidelberg Online Lecture about the Medical Situation in India

An online-lecture for 30 minutes takes us past the medical stations of our journey, weighes up vision and reality and tries to develope a perspective.

"Will a wealthier India be a healthier India?" an essay by Dr. Balaji Mahalingam & Mohana Mahalingam

Elective Period in India or as a Doctor, Nurse or Midwife

I think these pages are quite detailed and helpfull for all those wantig to do humanitarian or medical aid in India, just as well as for medical students wanting to do an elective period. I will most gladly answer any further questions. You will finde the most common answers here...
Polio (Vellore, Indien 2000)

Detailed Reports for Medically Interested

Travel-Log and Short Stories

Our journey took us from Delhi to Leh. Here I hade some burocratic hudles to take to be able to work in the District Hospital. Excursion in the Area of Leh were a welcome change. A long journey through the Himalayas took us to Manali, further to Naggar, Shimla, Chandigarh, Mussoorie, Derah Dunand Hardwar. Then further to the north east, to Varansi, Balatnr and Santiniketan. There it was the Half break of our journey and time for a Review. After Darjeeling and Kolkata we traveld to South India.

Our journey on the map

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