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

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...
The conflict affected and health burdened state of Borno, Nigeria, is now reporting increasing Covid-19 cases, an outbreak which will continue to aggravate an already unimaginable situation for...
NGBANE Auland is a 22-year-old housewife and a mother of 6 children, residing in the Gbadock commune of Bocaranga, sub-prefecture of Bocaranga My child at 4, she has...

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.

Annual Report

Read the Annual Report from The Mentor Initiative.

Latest News

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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MENTOR IN MOZAMBIQUE UPDATE (JUNE 2019)

Reporting On The First Round Of IRS Campaigns in a post-Cyclone Idai Mozambique Immediately after Cyclone Idai struck Mozambique and ...
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MENTOR in Mozambique Update (May 2019)

Recovery, Health, and Protection in a post-Cyclone Idai Mozambique The MENTOR Initiative began mobilising immediately after Cyclone Idai battered Mozambique ...
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Social Feed

"to work, the program needs training data; previously labeled images that say if it's “#TigerMosquito” or “no tiger #mosquito” - the program creates a set of characteristics for “tiger mosquito” & builds a predictive model" #deeplearning @Mosquito_Alert http://www.mosquitoalert.com/en/mosquit-alert-obre-la-seva-col%C2%B7leccio-de-20-000-fotografies-per-entrenar-programes-de-deep-learning/

"#SnakeBites are now a "global health priority" according to @WHO - complications linked to attacks make the phenomenon one of the most #neglected #tropical #diseases; 81,000 - 138,000 ppl are killed by snake bites each year globally" #beatNTDs @eLife @BBC https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-53331803

"As many of the symptoms aren’t unique to #Lyme disease, patients are often #misdiagnosed at the start of their illness leading to a battle with chronic pain that can last for decades." #beatNTDs #COVID19 @theARTicle https://www.thearticle.com/the-disease-thats-mistaken-for-covid-19

"Models published by @imperialcollege estimated that #malaria deaths could double this year reaching >760k deaths, due to fewer people having access to #bednets to protect them from #mosquito bites, or #testing/#treatment" @GlobalFund @cnnhealth @cnni https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/06/health/death-toll-other-diseases-pandemic-coronavirus-wellness

'The cost-effectiveness of controlling #dengue in Indonesia using wMel #Wolbachia released at scale: a modelling study' by @OliverBrady1 et al. @BMCMedicine @LSHTM https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-020-01638-2

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