Welcome to The MENTOR Initiative, a humanitarian organisation
working with the world’s most vulnerable and hard to reach communities to reduce death and suffering from tropical diseases.

MENTOR responds to global emergencies, then remains for as long as it takes to help people recover from a crisis –
working side by side with communities, health workers and health authorities to leave a lasting impact.

Programme updates

The MENTOR Initiative led a two-week training programme in key entomological surveillance skills at 21 focal points in Guinea Bissau during November. For the first time in its...
A paper published today in The Lancet Global Health journal is sounding the alarm about the growing threat of malaria potentially spreading to countries where the disease is...
Communities in Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan came together with MENTOR staff and ministry officials to celebrate a number of villages being declared Open Defecation Free (ODF). So...

Featured 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 2021 / 2022

MENTOR’s activities and programmes in 2021 / 2022

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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

Entomological surveillance training in Guinea Bissau

The MENTOR Initiative led a two-week training programme in key entomological surveillance skills at 21 focal points in Guinea Bissau ...
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New threat of malaria ‘not previously seen before’ highlighted in Lancet Global Health paper

A paper published today in The Lancet Global Health journal is sounding the alarm about the growing threat of malaria ...
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Communities in South Sudan celebrate open defecation free status

Communities in Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan came together with MENTOR staff and ministry officials to celebrate a number of ...
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Constructing handwashing stations in northern Mozambique

MENTOR is supporting the construction and supply of 1,175 tippy taps across six districts of Cabo Delgado Province (Pemba, Ancuabe, ...
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The MENTOR Initiative 20th Anniversary

20 years ago today, Richard Allan founded The MENTOR Initiative to reduce death and suffering from tropical diseases in humanitarian ...
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NNN Conference

Sharing best practice at the Neglected Tropical Diseases Conference, 13-15 September 2022

The MENTOR Initiative, a sponsor of the Neglected Tropical Diseases NGO Network (NNN) conference, attended in person to share experiences ...
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