Why Minnesota?

Minnesota is home to more than 70,000 immigrants from Africa.  Most of these people came to Minnesota between 1991 and the present. Some of them have language barriers; some have developed diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, alcohol and drugs abuse, mental health issues, obesity, and sickle cell disease.

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Why Ethiopia?

Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in Africa. It is located on the horn of Africa and has the second largest population on the continent, after Nigeria. At the end of 2017, Ethiopia’s population was estimated at 106,518,674; this represents an increase of 32.8 million people compared to 2007. Ethiopia shows a moderate population density with 85 people

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Why Gambella?

Ethiopia is a country divided into nine regional states. Among the nine regions, Gambella is one of the poorest and most marginalized.  Gambella is located in the western part of Ethiopia about 770 km from Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. The state’s size is 25,802.01 square kilometers with an estimated population of over 306,916

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                                                                                                                                    Why Gambella Medical School?

To become a center of excellence in physician training and meet the increasing needs for physician services in the Gambella region. Gambella Medical School (GMS) is partnering with Gambella University in developing scholarships, medicines, supplies, educational tools and other support for the highly desired Gambella Medical School.

                                             

For further information about Gambella Medical school please contact the following individuals:

 

                                

Dr. Barry at (509)675-5641/ baconbarry@juno.com       Dr. Gugo at (507)990-3266/ kwotg@hotmail.com

                                          

Mr. Gatbel at (970)520-7160/ gchamjock@gmail.com          Mr. Omot at (507)369-3035/ olokdang@gmail.com    Mr. Ken at KenBensimon@me.com