About The MENTOR Initiative
Richard Allan, CEO, established The MENTOR Initiative in late 2002. He has built and led this innovative, specialised organisation since then, to ensure that countries in a humanitarian emergency receive the technical and operation support they need to control and prevent malaria, dengue fever, leishmaniasis and other vector-borne and Neglected Tropical Diseases.
The MENTOR Initiative has developed significant country level support experience through intensive operations in Africa, Asia, the Americas and The Middle East, and is uniquely placed towards helping partner agencies scale up life-saving action in these, and similar settings. This is alongside the wide scale support emergency humanitarian agencies have already received through MENTOR’s capacity building activities, programme planning and implementation advice.
Richard and the MENTOR team provide technical support to the UNHCR, UNICEF, IFRC, WHO, RBM partners, World Bank Malaria Booster programme, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and UNDP in addition to providing full time support to key emergency countries.