Large-scale Indoor Residual Spraying campaign has begun in Borno, Nigeria
(May 2022) The MENTOR Initiative’s latest Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) programme is underway in Borno State, Nigeria, where malaria is the number one cause of morbidity and death. This is the second year of this large-scale spraying programme to protect around 400,000 people in camps and communities in the region ahead of the rainy season. […]
Reporting the Impact of Indoor Spraying & Education Campaign in Nigeria
In Borno State, Nigeria, malaria is the number one cause of morbidity and mortality, with peak disease burden during and immediately following the rainy season. Reported cases of malaria in Borno State increased by almost 10% from 279,389 in 2019 to 307,175 in 2020. While endemic, it is also clear from that malaria morbidity is most significantly experienced during the rainy season from July-September in Borno State. Fresh surface water from rainfall creates breeding grounds for the anopheles malaria vector, causing these spikes in recorded malaria rates. Transmission continues to increase annually, highlighting the urgent need for intervention.
Supporting Frontline Health Workers in Nigerian Conflict Zones (with SC Johnson and Nothing But Nets)
This year, World Humanitarian Day (August 19) arrives at a time when COVID-19 is surging across Africa: more than 1 million cases have been reported, despite limited testing capacity. COVID-19 is starting to spread beyond Africa’s urban areas and now poses a serious threat to humanitarian settings such as refugee settlements and war-torn communities. Health […]
Ensuring safe health facilities in conflict settings during COVID-19: Borno, Nigeria
The conflict affected and health burdened state of Borno, Nigeria, is now reporting increasing COVID-19 cases, an outbreak which will continue to aggravate an already unimaginable situation for the people in the region and threatens to hamper all efforts at recovery from the existing health crises. In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as […]