Welcome to The MENTOR Initiative, a discrete and agile humanitarian organisation
purpose built to relieve human suffering from tropical diseases.

We act in some of the world’s most austere and vulnerable communities, who are often devastated and forgotten.
Regardless of race, creed or nationality, MENTOR strives to deliver disease control to populations at greatest risk of suffering and death.
Our first and last considerations are the needs of the people we serve.

The MENTOR Initiative saves lives in emergencies through tropical disease control and then stays to help people recover from crisis with dignity,
working side by side with communities, health workers and health authorities to leave a lasting impact.

Programme Highlights

Background Information The MENTOR Initiative has been active in South Sudan since May 2012, providing malaria and other Vector-Borne Disease (VBD) prevention and control as well as Water...
This year, World Humanitarian Day (August 19) arrives at a time when COVID-19 is surging across Africa: more than 1 million cases have been reported, despite limited testing...
Executive Summary: Malaria is the leading cause of death, hospitalization and school and work absenteeism in Angola. In 2018, the death toll in Angola represented 4% of total...

Featured News and Publications

Integrated Vector Management (IVM) in Humanitarian Emergencies toolkit

Download the Integrated  Vector Management (IVM) in Humanitarian Emergencies toolkit. The toolkit outlines the VBDs commonly encountered in humanitarian emergencies and recommends range of practical IVM strategies for controlling them.

MENTOR Syria in the Lancet

Read how MENTOR has coordinated the response to the Leishmaniasis outbreak.

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IOM Malaria Report - Yemen

Download the Assessment report on Malaria Control in Yemen created by The MENTOR Initiative (integrated vector management in humanitarian emergency specialists) for The International Organization for Migration (IOM), with the objective to make recommendations on how to achieve maximum impact on malaria control with limited financial means.

Latest News

South Sudan Success Stories: Operation of Disease Control Programmes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Background Information The MENTOR Initiative has been active in South Sudan since May 2012, providing malaria and other Vector-Borne Disease ...
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Supporting Frontline Health Workers in Nigerian Conflict Zones (with SC Johnson and Nothing But Nets)

This year, World Humanitarian Day (August 19) arrives at a time when COVID-19 is surging across Africa: more than 1 ...
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A Rapid Assessment of Severe Malaria Case Management Practices and Constraints in Angola

Executive Summary: Malaria is the leading cause of death, hospitalization and school and work absenteeism in Angola. In 2018, the ...
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Ensuring safe health facilities in conflict settings during COVID-19: Borno, Nigeria

The conflict affected and health burdened state of Borno, Nigeria, is now reporting increasing COVID-19 cases, an outbreak which will ...
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Three Tales of MENTOR from Central African Republic

NGBANE Auland is a 22-year-old housewife and a mother of 6 children, residing in the Gbadock commune of Bocaranga, sub-prefecture ...
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Indoor Residual Spraying in Southern Angola

The entire Angolan population is at risk for malaria.  In 2018 there were 3.8 million malaria cases and 16,000 malaria ...
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Social Feed

RT "Continuation of MENTOR activities not only prevented deaths & suffering from targeted #VBDs & #WASH-related illnesses of our programmes but also improved awareness & #hygiene practices in relation to #COVID19" @StatePRM @UNICEF @Refugees @MoHsouthsudan https://www.thementorinitiative.org/south-sudan-success-stories-operation-of-disease-control-programmes-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

"..the later-biting #mosquitoes carried many more #parasite eggs in their bodies than the early biting (ones) - suggests later-biting mosquitoes more likely to spread #malaria if they go on to bite an uninfected individual" @RSocPublishing @newscientist https://www.newscientist.com/article/2260695-mosquitoes-carry-more-malaria-parasites-depending-on-when-they-bite/

🦟'Capacity of National #malaria Control Programmes to implement #vector surveillance: a global analysis' by @Dr_TanyaRussell @tomburkot et al. @bugbittentweets https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12936-020-03493-1

From @ASTMH #TropMed20, in partnership w/ @E8_Malaria @MedsforMalaria @TheENDFund @unfoundation @WorldVision & the #Angola Ministry of Health and National Malaria Control Programme, ADPP Angola, SADC, our presentations on #Malaria & #Schisto

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