From a tentative visit to India in 2001, to an intercontinental health care organisation providing life-changing and often life-saving health care in remote rural regions of Africa and India. Our organisation has come a very long way (quite literally) in a very short time.
Today, Cosmos HealthCare is firmly established as an international health and development organisation. We provide long-term, sustainable health solutions in developing nations, with voluntary medical teams from Australia supporting locally run overseas health projects. Our current projects are based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea.
We respect the rights of people to be treated with dignity and equality, regardless of their social status, race, religion or politics.
How we got here
Early in 2001, Lifestreams Christian Church sent a team to India to investigate potential ministry opportunities and discovered a dire need for health care.
In response, nurse and church member Jason James organised a medical team to visit India to provide treatment and encouragement for as many people as possible in rural areas.
Much effort was spent gathering sponsorship from the medical and pharmaceutical community across Australia. Finally, in February 2003, Jason’s 11-member team of doctors, nurses, midwives and general helpers left for a three-week trip to Southern India.
Our first success
Our inaugural mission helped over 1200 people who had little or no access to quality health care. The team overcame language, logistical and cultural barriers to conduct ten medical clinics in six rural locations, with people receiving free medical treatment for a wide range of conditions.
On average we send two teams for a three week duration to Zimbabwe each year.
Looking at the bigger picture
It is our belief that wherever possible, medical care should form part of a holistic community health program. To achieve this, we have developed strategic partnerships that support health programs run by local people, encompassing the physical, spiritual, education, sanitation, water supply and economic aspects of health and well being.
Find out more about our goals. Learn about our teams here in Australia, as well as the volunteers who support our projects. And read about our supporters, who play an equally important role in bringing life-changing health care to remote communities in Zimbabwe & Papua New Guinea.