Professor Sallar is currently the Dean of Students and an Associate Professor at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) School of Business where he teaches Ethics, Statistics, and Research Methods. He is also the West African Regional Director of Management Development Institute (MDI) for Health Care Organizations which is funded by Johnson & Johnson (which is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly- based manufacturer of health care products), with collaborating partners from GIMPA/Amref Kenya/University of Cape Town/NSM Dakar and GBSN. The MDI is a one-week intensive program designed to enhance the leadership and management skills of program managers and leaders of Sub-Saharan African entities that are devoted to delivering heath care services to underserved populations.
Outside the walls of GIMPA Professor Sallar was the Board Chairman of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra which is the largest referral/teaching hospital in West Africa from 2014 to 2017. He has been invited to be the lead facilitator in Ethics in the Young African Leaders’ Initiative (YALI) program in Ghana and Nigeria. Professor Sallar is also a facilitator in Ethics in the MDI program in Ghana and Kenya and was a participant in the 2017 curriculum review of the program of Health Systems Strengthening held in Nairobi under the auspices of the African Health Leadership Network (AHLN).
Prof Sallar obtained his PhD in Epidemiology from University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He also holds a B.Sc. (Legon), MBA (Baruch College of the City University of New York), and MPH (New York Medical College) degrees.
Prior to joining GIMPA, Prof Sallar taught in Ohio University, Athens, (USA) and Jackson State University in Mississippi USA. He also worked at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and Office of Public Health in Louisiana, USA as the Evaluation Coordinator of HIV Prevention Programs. The latter position entailed monitoring and evaluation of HIV prevention plans including reviewing and writing of sections of the epidemiological profile of HIV infection in the state of Louisiana.