“The concept of rapid, emergency care which we take for granted in America is not the standard in Uganda. But GECC is helping make it the standard.”
Omeed believes everyone should have access to basic emergency care, and that GEC is taking major steps to help establish and define what emergency care is in Uganda. Through his time with GEC, he has grown professionally, learning even more about similarities and differences in medicine and delivery of care from another country perspective. The people he has met along the way in Uganda and at GEC have empowered him to continue to work for the organization. The GEC mission is something he is constantly inspired by and saw through the dedication to their students. He expanded upon by vocalizing that staff views the students as their own family members and want the same medical care for the people of Uganda that would be expected for their own children in the US.
Omeed encourages individuals to donate time and money. Having seen the internal workings of GEC from an outside perspective, he guarantees that funds go directly to the people and appropriately used. For individuals that donate time, he is personally proud of the relationships he has built and the people he has helped. Ultimately, Omeed hopes that GEC changes the way emergency medicine is viewed and provided in Uganda, and that the model used can one day be expanded to other countries.