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NTD control in northern Syria

Northern Syria continues to face one of the most severe humanitarian crises globally after more than a decade of conflict. This has led to a significant loss of life, widespread displacement and a strained health infrastructure. Despite these challenges, millions of internally displaced persons (IDPs) have settled in the region, putting pressure on an already […]

Second phase of emergency response in Mozambique

(13 July 2022) Work is underway in Cabo Delgado Province in the second phase of MENTOR’s response to the humanitarian emergency caused by violence and insecurity in Northern Mozambique. The programme, which began in 2021 and is funded by BHA-USAID, aims to ensure access to life-saving disease prevention and health services to conflict and disaster-affected […]

Protecting millions of people in Syria from leishmaniasis

The MENTOR Initiative’s seasonal Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) campaign to protect people from leishmaniasis in Syria was completed last month (May 2022). Teams sprayed 372,000 households in North-West and North-East Syria, to protect over 2 million people from this Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) which is transmitted by sandflies.Over 1 million people protected in this campaign […]

Large-scale Indoor Residual Spraying campaign has begun in Borno, Nigeria

MENTOR officer watching three people spray a wall with insecticide

(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.

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) […]