Emergency Response

The MENTOR Initiative has been responding to acute and ongoing humanitarian emergencies throughout its lifetime. MENTOR has delivered Integrated Vector Management and medical logistics programmes to some of the most at-risk populations around the world. These include the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in Indonesia, Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar in 2008, the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti and cyclone Idai in Mozambique in 2019. In 2022, MENTOR offered its unique skillset and experience of working in conflict zones to support Ukraine soon after the war began.

Humanitarian emergencies caused by natural disasters and conflict invariably overwhelm already vulnerable populations and health services, and often lead to the large-scale displacement of people.
Associated with this is the exponential increase in disease vector breeding sites. This leads to outbreaks amongst populations that have become more physically exposed than normal, and at the time when they are unlikely to be able to access preventive and curative healthcare.

MENTOR specialises in rapid responses to emergencies – tailored and scaled to meet specific and often highly complex needs.