MENTOR’s operational research team recently met with leaders of internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Borno State, Nigeria, in preparation for the upcoming study of novel spatial repellent ‘Mesh’. Joined by officers from the Ministry of Health, the team are engaging closely with community leaders and relevant local authorities at this first stage, to secure […]
(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. […]
The protracted humanitarian crisis in northeast Nigeria has now lasted over 10 years. It has led to the displacement of millions of people and the destruction of critical infrastructure. Throughout 2019 and early 2020, Armed Opposition Groups (AOGs) increased their areas of operation creating greater restrictions on humanitarian access and placing populations at even greater […]
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 […]
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 […]