Gambella Medical Team Connection (GmTc) is a vital 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that attempts to moderate the negative impacts of apathy and lack of available services for the underserved Ethiopian immigrant and refugee population. Our organization’s projects, implemented by a well-trained staff, offer many opportunities for the reduction of depravity and poverty through superior health care services.
GmTc strives to serve as many people as possible with the resources we have available – every individual is important to our organization. By offering services that are concentrated on serving those less fortunate and addressing the greatest needs of our target community, we can make a positive contribution in helping the people we work with lead a more fulfilling life.
While we will provide free health consultation and advice for participants’ healthy well-being, we will also provide referral services to those participants to appropriate hospitals or clinics for further evaluations. The services will also include health education for participant to control their weight, establish healthy eating habits, translation services, and assistance with transportation to clinics or hospitals for vital appointments.
GmTc aim to provide health screening, promote community health education for Ethiopian, South Sudanese, African immigrant living in Minnesota, and abroad through primary and secondary preventive care.
In 2008, a temporary churches mission was launched as a mission trip to Gambella, Ethiopia. The team provided mobile clinic, books for school, drilled wells, provided clothes, sports item, and taught orphanage bible school. From that beginning group of people from varied backgrounds have advance to carry out the activities initially laid out. Now, A growing number of community partners are engage in the initiative and will be helping to make the community healthier. Hopefully, thousands of people in the community will participate in health screening activities. We hope to return annually to continue education and help to establish a clinic or clinics to eventually provide basic health care. Educating these forgotten people about hygiene is one of the best ways to save them from fatal diseases.
We, the Gambella Medical Team Connection (GmTc) residing in the U.S.A felt that through a corporation, we can provide basic health care to vulnerable people by promoting health, educational, social, spiritual, and cultural. GmTc will function as a mobile clinic in the state of Minnesota and abroad to provide free quality health care services. The organization formed on the base of volunteerism, mutual respect, unity, and understanding.
Omot Olok Dang: is the founder of GmTc, born and raised in Gambella, Ethiopia. He came to U.S 1993 as a refugee from South Sudan and for the past sixteen years, he has worked as health care provider. He has an associate degree in health science from Salt Lake Community College, Bachelor of Science in Environmental and sustainability studies from the University of Utah, Master of Public Health (MPH) from American Public University, and pursuing Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) at the Walden university. He is currently, working for Mayo clinic at St. Mary’s Hospital.