The MENTOR Initiative was established in 2002 as a purpose-built organization designed to strengthen the capacity of emergency focused agencies and national partners to implement more effective and coordinated action to reduce malaria related morbidity and mortality. The MENTOR Initiative is a charitable “Not for Profit” organisation and works in collaboration with the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) secretariat, UNHCR, UNICEF, ICRC, IFRC, INGOs, FBOs, Ministries of Health (MoH) national malaria control programmes (NMCP), as well as with a network of academic and commercial partners in countries experiencing humanitarian crises.
The MENTOR team includes international and national specialists experienced and skilled in malaria control in emergency situations: natural disasters; acute and protracted conflicts; and refugee and internally displaced persons (IDP) crises. The core expertise provided through this specialist technical and operational team includes epidemiology, emergency field assessment and planning, malaria surveillance, vector control and personal protection, laboratory diagnosis and investigation, case management, community mobilization and applied operational research and evaluation.
The MENTOR Initiative is signatory to the International Committee of the Red Cross “Code of Conduct”. The organization is strictly neutral and non-political. It does not express political opinion, engage in legislative debate, political lobbying, propaganda, or any other similar activity.