The MENTOR Initiative Emergency Team are currently deployed in Beira, Mozambique, delivering a response to the mounting threat of malaria and dengue fever with help from partners.

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

Local MENTOR staff in CAR, 2010 The MENTOR Initiative awarded significant UK Aid grant to continue providing emergency assistance to crisis-affected communities in the Central African Republic (CAR)....
On Saturday October 14th, 2017 in the province of Uige, local communities of four municipalities celebrated the 10th World Handwashing Day, as facilitated by MENTOR and in collaboration...
Owing to The MENTOR Initiative’s continuous and successful collaboration in the implementation of malaria and other febrile diseases prevention and control programmes targeting the most vulnerable communities in...

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.

2016 Annual Report

Read the 2016 Annual Report from The Mentor Initiative.

Latest News

MENTOR led Central African Republic consortium to continue through 2023

Local MENTOR staff in CAR, 2010 The MENTOR Initiative awarded significant UK Aid grant to continue providing emergency assistance to ...
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THE SECOND WAVE

The tragedy of Cyclone Idai is just beginning to unfold. Whilst the storm itself has been devastating parts of South ...
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Officials during the World Handwashing Day celebration – Uige, Angola.

On Saturday October 14th, 2017 in the province of Uige, local communities of four municipalities celebrated the 10th World Handwashing ...
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MoH Garissa Appreciation Award to MENTOR for Improving Healthcare Services

Owing to The MENTOR Initiative’s continuous and successful collaboration in the implementation of malaria and other febrile diseases prevention and ...
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MENTOR’s past work in Chad

MENTOR is working in Gore (Southern Chad) in four refugee camps in Amboku, Gondje, Dosseye and Doholo, hosting a total ...
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WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS JOURNEY: THE FECAL-ORAL ROUTE – By: Warren Lancaster, Senior Vice President, Programs, The End Fund

The fecal oral route, not a journey to read about over a meal time, not romantic like stories of the ...
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