About Us

Gambella Medical Team Connection (GmTc) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organiztion originally founded to serve Ethiopian immigrants in the US, specifically Minnesota. As the group grew, added team members and partners, and expanded their vision, they decided a high priority would be to establish a medical school in western Ethiopia, meant to serve not only that region (where the ratio of physicians to the general population is 1:100,000), but also the nearby region of South Sudan. Check the PROJECTS pages to learn more.

Background

Gambella Medical Team Connection (GmTc) is based nonprofit that has served the Gambella Regional State of Ethiopia in 2008, as a temporary churches mission. It provided mobile clinic, books for orphanage, drilled wells, distributed clothes and sports item, and taught orphanage bible school. 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.

Our Mission

GMTC’s aim (for our projects in the US) is to provide health screening and community health education for Ethiopian and South Sudanese immigrants living in Minnesota, and to transform health outcomes in the Gambella region of Ethiopia and South Sudan by developing medical and health education opportunities in Gambella.

Our Vision

Serving disadvantaged people in the community to improve quality health services and foundation for a living healthy and fruitful life.

The Founder

Omot Olok Dang is the founder of GmTc, born and raised in Gambella, Ethiopia. He has worked as health care provider for Mayo Clinic and has several science degrees including a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from American Public University. He is currently working in Ethiopia for Gambella Regional Health Bureau (GRHB) as Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM) surveillance officer.

He said, “As public health practitioner, my role is to educate the community about ongoing health problems, access to basic health care, influences of early life factors, and recognition of important things that happen early in life.”