About us


Making Pharmaceuticals and health products accessible is critical to global health development. TalaConsult was established in 2020 to provide consulting services to countries, regional or sub-regional bodies, global health organizations, companies and other stakeholders to:

  • Gain and sustain market access to quality and affordable health products

  • Support business development and market growth

  • Enhance capability and expertise to drive successful procurement and ensure procurement compliance

  • Optimize sourcing performance and maximize value for money


    Our mission is to increase access to pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and health products and contribute to the attainment of Universal Health Coverage. TalaConsult is committed to providing professional and results oriented services to meet the specific needs of our clients. We will support the development, transformation and strengthening of organizations, entities, or functions; driving innovations and supporting initiatives to achieve sustainable results.


TalaConsult is comprised of a team of experts within their fields. We are able to leverage our global network of professionals to deliver technical projects and provide a truly customized solution based on our clients’ needs. TalaConsult also works with other organizations or consulting firms as a Resource Partner.

  • Mariatou Tala Jallow
    Mariatou Tala Jallow
    Founder and Managing Director

    Dr Jallow is the Founder, Managing Director and lead consultant at TalaConsult. With over 30 years of experience in Pharmaceuticals, Sourcing, Supply Chain Management and Public Health, she is committed to supporting your organization or company to reach your strategic goals. Prior to establishing TalaConsult, Dr Jallow was a Senior Manager at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in Geneva, Switzerland. She was the Chief architect of the Pooled Procurement Mechanism which she grew into a portfolio of over 60 countries and USD 1.2 billion spend on health products. Dr Jallow was also the Chief Pharmacist of The Gambia’s Ministry of Health and has also held several international consultancy positions with organizations such as World Bank, WHO and others. She holds a PhD in Pharmacy and Masters’ Degrees in Pharmacy and Health Administration from the University of Oslo, Norway.

  • Aida Semanga-Janneh
    Aida Semega-Janneh

    Aida is the Director of Operations and lead consultant at TalaConsult. In the span of her 10-year career in global health and development, Aida worked for various international organizations including The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, the World Health Organization (WHO) Headquarters in Geneva and the WHO Regional Office in Brazzaville. With expertise in procurement, market dynamics, market research and analysis in pharmaceuticals and other health technology, her mission is to provide clients with value-added customized services to meet their needs. Aida holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from University College London (UCL) and a Master’s degree in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the London School of Economics (LSE). She also has professional training in Pharmaceutical Economics and in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management.