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 came to the United States  as a refugee from South Sudan and for the past sixteen years, he has worked as health care provider. He has Bachelor of Science in Environmental and sustainability studies from the University of Utah, and Master of Public Health (MPH) from American Public University. Mr. Dang is working for Mayo clinic at St. Mary’s Hospital Rochester Minnesota.

As public health practitioner, my role is to educate the community about ongoing health problems, access to basic health care, influences early life factors, and recognized important things that happens early in life.