Our Vision

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.

Our Purpose

The MENTOR Initiative is 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.

As signatories of the International Committee of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, we believe that aid should be given to everyone who is in need, and not be used to further a particular political, social or religious viewpoint.

Experts in malaria and neglected tropical diseases, we establish large scale control during humanitarian emergencies to save lives and reduce suffering, whilst concurrently developing indigenous capacity and long term sustainable control of these diseases. Collaborating with communities, health workers, health authorities and international organisations, MENTOR leaves a lasting impact ensuring effective disease control surveillance, preventative and curative services, and providing learning for the future.

We invest in targeted operational research to bring evidence based and proven disease control solutions to all our programmes. MENTOR use this learning to innovate, influence and implement international policy and practice.

In all our endeavours, we strive to attain the highest professional values and standards, quality, accountability and our teams are committed to stay until the job is done.