About Us

Grarbet Tehadiso Mahber (GTM) is an indigenous Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) dedicated to improve lives of rural communities in central Ethiopia. It was established in 1996 and legally registered with the Charity and Civil Society Agency (Charity Registration Number 0277).


Improving the health and well being of individuals, families and our community through innovation and pursuit of excellence.


To be the first choice in health care for our community.


we do our jobs with the same spirit and commitment that first inspired us to work in health care.


Eye care services

Among the rural communities in Ethiopia, information about blindness and eye diseases is very limited. Since the establishment of GTM, importance has been given to health education in the outreach service and the base eye care centers. Health information is also given at public gatherings and market places.

Optometry service

The Butajira and Batu/Zeway eye care centers have optometry service. Persons with vision problems are refracted by optometrists and trained ophthalmic nurses at the base centers and outreach camps.

Water supply and Sanitation

Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness in Central Ethiopia. Poor sanitation and lack of clean water supply contribute to the spread of trachoma. As part of its preventive strategy, GTM has seen the importance of investing on water and sanitation projects.

Center Based Eye Care Services

The GTM eye care centers in Butajira and Batu/Zeway are mainly engaged in screening and treating eye diseases and providing optometry service.

Health education

We educate Within the rural communities in Ethiopia, information about blindness and eye diseases.


Center Based Eye Care Services

Make a Donation

to cover the cost of eyelid surgery for a patient = $5

to cover the cost of a cataract surgery for a patient = $100

to cover the cost of vocational training to a person with disability = $35

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News and Stories

“I lost my vision in both my eyes in a period of six months. Blindness took away my active life of attending to my daily needs and interacting with my family...
“I have been hearing impaired since I was a child. Despite several treatments including traditional care, I was helpless until I came to Grarbet in 2005...
“My parents told me that I fell down at the age of 3 and became physically disabled. I couldn’t walk and I used my knees for any movement and could not go to school easily like my friends...
“Since the age of 10, I have suffered from seizure. My parents and I believe that I got this problem around a nearby river where I was possessed by evil spirit...

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Phone No:
  • 251-11-662 2538/251-11-662 0588(Addis Ababa)
  • 251-46-115 0183 (Butajira)
  • 251-46-441 3730 (Batu/Zeway)
  • gblgtm@yahoo.com
PO Box: 15824
Fax: 251-11-661 3633 (Addis Ababa)
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