Our Ethos

We recognise that aid budgets and programmes are under increasing pressure to keep costs down, demonstrate value for money and still deliver results. Our model helps ensure that the costs of hiring and using consultants are kept to a minimum whilst still providing high quality expertise. The current economic climate makes employing self-employed consultants attractive.

We are a network of consultants with no corporate identity and have no buildings to maintain and no management overheads. This means that we are demonstrably value for money. We will quote you a daily rate plus reimbursables at cost.

Our network is transaction light, can respond and mobilise quickly and is committed to using new technology (including secure video conferencing) to reduce costs.

Who we are

We are a group of self employed health development specialists who have worked extensively in low and middle income countries.
We share a common vision of reducing poverty and improving the health and lives of others.
We have complementary skills, knowledge and a strong track record of delivering short and medium term consultancy for a range of national governments, foundations, major charities and international agencies.
We all know and trust each other and have come together to provide high quality expertise either as single consultants or as small teams.
Our working arrangements enable us to provide professional support to each other and high quality peer review.

What we do

Members of the network have the capacity and experience to undertake the following:
• Scoping and design of programmes and projects
• Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning including design and implementation
• Supporting governments, organisations and networks in strategy development
• Health policy analysis
• Strategic and operational planning
• Operational research, desk-based research, case studies, analysis and synthesis
• Facilitating high level meetings and health development events.

As individuals and collectively we have significant experience in the following areas of health and development

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Health strategy

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Health systems strengthening

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Capacity development


Human resource management and strategic workforce planning

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Health economics and health care financing


Sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS


Maternal, neonatal and child health

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Access to medicines

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Aid effectiveness


Civil society and non-governmental organisations


Integration of health services

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Global Health Partnerships policy and practices (e.g. Global Fund; GAVI)