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

The Central African Republic (CAR) remains one of the largest protracted humanitarian crises. In 2020, the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for CAR stated that access to food, water...
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...

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.

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The MENTOR Initiative - Annual Report 2020

Read about MENTOR’s activities and programmes in 2020, reflections on MENTOR’s history, and how MENTOR is looking towards the future of Reducing Deaths and Suffering from Tropical Diseases…

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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

Community Health in Central African Republic

The Central African Republic (CAR) remains one of the largest protracted humanitarian crises. In 2020, the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) ...
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Delivering malaria control activities during extreme flooding – South Sudan

In recent months, South Sudan has experienced its most devastating floods in 60 years, with torrential rains ravaging several parts ...
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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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Social Feed

"It is always important to review & disseminate current knowledge on #Toxoplasma #gondii & other parasites ... as part of an effort to eradicate, or at least control or prevent the #disease burden of #toxoplasmosis," @bugbittentweets https://parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13071-020-04445-z

"#COVID19 is a context changer; it complicates programme delivery - we remain resolute in our mission to work w/ #communities to save lives in #emergencies, w/ support to deliver essential #healthcare" @USAIDSavesLives @FCDOGovUK @UNOCHA @UNICEF https://www.thementorinitiative.org/community-health-in-central-african-republic/

"#Microscopy of stained blood films is essential for the #diagnosis of #malaria, differentiation of #parasite species, and estimation of parasite density performed for assessments of #antimalarial drug efficacy." @ASTMH @AJTMH c/o @WWARN (pic @WorldBank) https://www.wwarn.org/news/news-articles/check-list-recommended-improve-reporting-microscopy-methods-and-results-malaria

"#SMC is a low-cost & highly cost-effective #intervention that contributes to substantial cost savings by reducing #malaria #diagnostic & #treatment costs among #children." c/o @colingilmartin @UNITAID @FightingMalaria @CatholicRelief @LSHTM @sciencedirect https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214109X20304757

"The @WitsHealthFac infection centre provided the high level of expertise required to infect #mosquitoes with the human #malaria #parasite, #Plasmodium #falciparum, and allowed for this unique study to be done." #endmalaria @ScienceDaily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210114111914.htm

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