CIHSR is the culmination of a possible solution for the great need of health in the region. It is a tripartite partnership of Christian Medical College Vellore, Emmanuel Hospital Association (EHA) and the State of Nagaland. CMC Vellore contributes significantly by way of training opportunities, regular visits by consultants, information transfer and advice. EHA provides the sponsorship avenue for CIHSR staff and students to study at CMC Vellore and Ludhiana. Through its wide network of hospitals and friends, it plays a vital role in guiding and facilitating the institution’s growth.