At Cosmos HealthCare, our objective is easy to explain. We aim to provide quality, compassionate health and development programs for underprivileged people across the world. Fulfilling our mission isn’t quite as simple and that’s why we have developed a clear set of guiding principles and strategies.
To facilitate quality holistic health care and development projects in underprivileged communities across the world.
To see communities transformed by sustainable health care projects.
- We are Christ-centred, embracing biblical values and bringing Christ into people’s lives.
- We value integrity, honesty and ethical decision-making throughout our organisation.
- We focus on quality, providing the best standard of health care within our resources.
- We treat everyone with respect, promoting dignity, equality, grace and compassion, regardless of race, religion or social status.
- We are accountable, open and transparent in everything we do, communicating clearly with each other and our partners.
Looking to the future
Moving forward, we will strive to:
- Continue developing our long-term health and development project in Zimbabwe;
- Explore opportunities in other regions of the world where we can serve; and
- Embrace a more preventative and developmental approach to complement our clinical work.
Community Health Evangelism (CHE)
As we look to bring a more preventative approach into our work, we plan to utilise a well recognised program called Community Health Evangelism (CHE).
The CHE strategy is used by over 400 organisations in 93 countries, all aiming to integrate community health and development with evangelism, discipleship and church planting. It’s a program that facilitates a holistic methodology, seeking to obey everything that Jesus commanded and address all the needs of individuals and communities.
CHE programs succeed in creating:
- A shared vision, providing communities with the hope that a better future can be achieved.
- Leadership through Christian leaders who actively help communities accomplish their shared vision.
- The capacity for people to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing.
- Constructive cooperation, with people working together for the common good.
- Significant voluntary support that helps meet the legitimate needs of others.
- Lives of dignity – rather than being controlled or victimised by their situation, people are able to recover their identity, realising that they are made in the image of God and fulfilling their vocation as stewards of creation.
- Learning opportunities, new skills and resources, enabling people to identify needs and resources, put together a plan and mobilise volunteers to accomplish their vision.
- Christian communities where believers meet together for prayer, Bible study, fellowship and worship and are sharing Christ with their neighbours in word and deed.
- Shalom – peace, justice, compassion and righteousness are witnessed in the community and God glorified.