Cosmos HealthCare is a Christian health and development organisation that values people and their right to be treated with dignity and equality regardless of their social status, race, religion or politics. Their aim is to provide quality, compassionate health services for underprivileged people across the world.
They are currently working to set up a mobile health service in rural Zimbabwe. To help raise funding for the project they’re organising a motor bike ride from Perth to York on the 10th of April. Those participating will be in the running to win a trip for two to the Australian MotoGP on Phillip Island, including flights, accommodation and VIP tickets. The event is titled Two Wheels One Mission. If you’re not a motor bike rider you can still purchase raffle tickets to be in the draw for the MotoGP prize and other prizes.
This morning during my radio programme I spoke to the Executive Director of Cosmos HealthCare, Jason James. You can hear about the vital work they’re doing by clicking the play button on the audio player at the bottom of this post.
Zimbabwe is a landlocked country bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The country is governed by President Robert Mugabe, who has been accused of massive violations of human rights.
Zimbabwe is currently experiencing chronic shortages in food and other essentials causing massive suffering throughout the population.
In Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, there has been a large outbreak of cholera with hundreds of people dead and thousands more suffering from the disease.
The Rt Rev Dr. Sebastian Bakare is the current Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Harare. Last month he received a prestigious peace award in Sweden for his committed work for human rights in a politically unstable Zimbabwe.
Bakare spoke of Zimbabwe to the media at the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury, England in July this year.
“The ruling system is so oppressive that it has denied the people their human rights, including religious freedom. My diocese continues to suffer persecution. We have been denied the freedom to worship.”
It was a pleasure to have him join me in the studio this morning during my programme on 98.5 Sonshine FM. He spoke about the persecution many have suffered and are continuing to suffer. You can hear what he had to say by clicking play on the audio player at the bottom of this post.
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