The Salient Project Inc.

Sanitation, hygiene, and early detection programs in underprivileged communities is important in preventing the spread of preventable diseases and premature mortalities. The Salient Project Inc is dedicated to providing relief andrestoring dignity and hope to underprivileged communities around the world by engaging in blood pressure screening, diabetes testing, dental health interventions, and the building public restrooms in underprivileged communities. Join ourcause!

Problem Statement

According to The Economist (2011) Cholera most forcibly teaches us our mutual connection. Nothing shows more powerfully the duty of every man to look after the needs of others. So said Titus Salt, a Victorian wool baron who worked to put an end to cholera in Yorkshire. It was cholera, as much as the great stink, which led London's masters to build vast sewers, install toilets, and promote hygiene. The liquid diarrhoea and vomit jetted out by a body infected by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae is a reminder, in extreme form, of the danger lurking in the excrement which flows from every human settlement, creating a problem few want to go near. And with the urban population in poor countries soaring, cholera is still a pressing concern. What can be done? We can take a proactive measure by ensuring that poor communities are provided with needed incentives like, modern public restrooms and washbasin to help promote sanitation and hygiene thereby improving health and enhancing quality of life.According to the world health organization,2.6 billion people around the world lack access to a latrine that is not overflowing, that is affordable, and that has a tap nearby to wash hands. Some 1 billion defecate outdoors. This is the cat method, where faeces are rolled in sand or dirt next to the village that attracts flies and spreads disease, like eye infections and gastrointestinal diseases among others. A solution entails better sanitation for all; that means reinventing the public restrooms. We have had momentouslosses over the years for the simple fact that sanitation in underprivileged communities has constantly been swept under the rug both locally and internationally. Now is the time to refocus our attention and re-exert our energy by aggressively combating this plight and ensuring that poor sanitation, hygiene, and preventable disease along with its impact in under privileged communities are takenseriously and fundedadequately to ensure the restoration of dignity and hope to many of these forgotten communities around the world.

Preventing the spread of preventable diseases and premature mortalities

The Salient Project

Vision Statement

To promote health and enhance quality of life through primary and secondary intervention programs and tobuild public restrooms in poor communities to accommodate all people including the physically disadvantaged.

Projects/What We Do

We conduct primary and secondary prevention programs through the implementation of monthly blood pressure, and diabetes screening, and dental health activities.We transfer identified at risk participants to nearby hospitals and/or clinics for advanced medical testing and treatment. We assist in covering medical cost and ensuring that prescribed medications are filled and made available to patients on a monthly basis. Our dedicated staffs and volunteers also engaged in bi-weekly follow up tomake certain that at risk participants abide by medications regime as prescribed by healthcare professionals. We build and provide maintenance for public restrooms in underprivileged communities.In many of these communities, finding a hygienic and decent public restroom is and has always been an uphill battle, leaving vulnerable populations with no other alternative but to defecate and/orurinate in close proximity to where they lived and/or do business. Our program is dedicated in addressing these public health hazards and/or concerns by building restrooms to help promote sanitation and hygiene in underprivileged communities.

About Us

The Salient Project Inc was founded in February 2012 by SamuelGarlawolo-Guar a social entrepreneur and Public Health Practitioner with an optimistic vision to effect social change in underprivileged communities. Since its inception, we’ve aggressively focused on community health outreach programs through diabetes and blood pressure screening activities along with the construction of public restrooms in underprivileged communities to help promote health, sanitation, and hygiene. We believe that in order for a community to thrive, it must have an effective and efficient health education and health promotion programs in place to empower its people

Mission Statement

Restoring Dignity to Underprivileged Communities

What You Can Do/Donation

The Salient Project is a charitable organization registered under the IRS as a 501(c)(3).

Meet Our Team

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Samuel Garlawolu Guar
Founder
More than a decade of experience in Healthcare management. Completed undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Northern Colorado. Post graduate degree in Public Health with emphasis in health advocacy and leadership.
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Tina Sulzer
Board Member
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Trokon Guar
Director of Clinical Services and Global Affairs
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Samuel Mappy Jr
Director of Public Relations and Marketing
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Rosemarie K. Hinne
Director of Human Resources and Business Development

Upcoming Events

September 2017

– Liberia dental outreach mission for children and older adults


 

March 2018

-Liberia Dental Mission Trip with Dr. Stephanie Harding, Durant and Messiahsmen. Free dental services will be provided to Liberians facing dental health challenges.