We help changemakers enact
transformative approaches to health.

ABOUT SALIENT

We seek to reconstruct traditional systems and approaches that are no longer fit for purpose in today's global health environment.

We conduct analyses and support partnerships to use technology and innovations, adapt policy and financing, and elevate unheard voices to change global conversations and transform access to care.

FOCUS AREA

How can online marketplaces for medicines, direct-to-consumer delivery, and product information systems transform access to essential health products?

FEATURED PROJECTS

Market Intelligence

Tracking emergence and impact of tech start-ups in distribution in Sub-Saharan Africa for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Feasibility Study

Assessing potential investment mechanisms for mid-sized wholesalers and innovators in distribution with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its partners

FOCUS AREA

How might new products and service delivery models bring care closer to home?

FEATURED PROJECTS

Designing Financing Scheme

Co-developing an extension of Burundi’s performance-based-financing initiative with the World Bank to encourage participation of lower cadres of community health workers in integrated delivery of contraception and nutrition care

Service Delivery Strategy

Engaging drug shops and pharmacies in the provision of contraceptives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the Family Planning team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

FOCUS AREA

How can new models be applied to deliver health information, products, services and financing remake women’s health care?

FEATURED PROJECTS

Crafting Investment Strategy

Shaping the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation’s $300M investment portfolio in Adolescence and Sexual Health

Policy Impact Analysis

Identifying opportunities to advance policies and guidelines to demedicalise sexual health care with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

FOCUS AREA

How can non-profits, foundations, and donors partner with businesses to accelerate social change?

FEATURED PROJECTS

Designing a Commercial Business Unit

Assisting in the establishment of a commercial business unit at Population Services International to scale commercially viable solutions in primary care in collaboration with innovators and social enterprises

Improving Venture Support

Supporting Grand Challenges Canada to evolve the support they provide to high-potential social impact businesses

Our Team

Our distributed team brings local and global insights to our clients.

  • Mara Hansen Staples, MSc

  • Remi Adeseun, FPSN

  • Yuen Wai Hung, PhD, MHS

  • Kariane St-Denis, MSc

  • Samantha Horrocks

  • Yomi Kazeem

  • Francis Olatoye, MBA, PhD (c)

  • Cynthia Antwi, MBA

  • Malyse Uwase, MPH

Salient Advisory’s North American staff sit on the traditional territories of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishnaabeg, and Haudenosaunee Peoples, and on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) Peoples.

Esteemed Advisors

  • Prashant Yadav

  • Marcus Haymon

  • Colin Boyle

HOW WE WORK

We Value

Complex Challenges
We solve for big problems. Embracing complexity enables the creation of ground-breaking solutions.

Diverse Perspectives
Learning from a range of fresh perspectives is critical to our work. By highlighting local expertise, global conversations are better informed.

Trust & Accountability
We strive to be trustworthy thought-partners through clear accountability, strong and honest communication, timeliness, and the use of rigorous evidence.

Growth
Our team prides itself on being self-aware and humble. We are curious, we welcome feedback and we strive to grow.

We work actively to deconstruct colonialist and racist systems in health, their influence on our thinking, partnerships, actions and expenditure. We appreciate feedback.

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