Malaria survey in Angola

A survey to collect key data about malaria-related behaviours across three provinces in Angola will be conducted in 2,000 households over the next two months. Nearly 60 surveyors and supervisors have been trained to carry out the work. The training included theory as well as practical exercises in the field, to improve their understanding of […]

World NTD Day

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are estimated to cause suffering to over 1.7 billion people worldwide. MENTOR is working with its partners to tackle NTDs such as dengue and leishmaniasis, in the challenging context of humanitarian emergencies. The disease burden is especially high in these settings due to conflict, inaccessibility and populations that are often displaced […]

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

The MENTOR Initiative, a sponsor of the Neglected Tropical Diseases NGO Network (NNN) conference, attended in person to share experiences and best practice with implementing partners and national NTD programmes. MENTOR is an active member of NNN and contributed to some of the cross-cutting groups that met. The theme of the conference: NTDs in health […]

Primary Healthcare in the community

The MENTOR Initiative provides life-saving primary healthcare for displaced, vulnerable and hard to reach communities through the training and support of Community Health Workers (CHWs). In the past year we have trained and provided support to over 3,000 community health workers across our programmes in Central African Republic, Mozambique, Angola, Syria and Venezuela. Community health […]

Training to improve malaria control in southern Angola

The MENTOR Initiative is supporting the training of 250 health workers (doctors, nurses and lab and pre-natal service technicians) and 120 Community Health Workers in malaria case management and surveillance, monitoring and evaluation in the southern Angolan provinces of Cunene and Cuando Cubango. The training, which is key to support the elimination of malaria in […]

Mapping Soil-Transmitted Helminths and Schistosomiasis in Angola: An Overview

Para ler em Português, clique aqui The MENTOR Initiative in collaboration with the Angolan National NTD Control Program, the Kirby Institute of the University of New South Wales Sydney, and the Expanded Special Project for Elimination Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN), with support from The End Fund is working to understand the impact of a 5 […]

World Water Day 2021

The MENTOR Initiative Support to Increase Access to Safe Drinkable Water in Angola According to the World Bank, only 55.8% of the population in Angola were using at least basic drinking water services[1]. The lack of access to water affects mostly rural populations and hampers access to water of school children in Angola. According to […]

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 deaths in 2017.[1] Additionally, malaria in Angola accounts for 35% of mortality in children and 40% of pre-natal mortality.[2] Under the supervision and coordination of the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), The MENTOR Initiative (MENTOR) […]

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 Day, as facilitated by MENTOR and in collaboration with The End Fund and the Provincial Directorates of Education and Health (along with other government offices). Schools were the primary focus, with UNICEF declaring children to be […]