Sustainable water and sanitation in South Sudan

59% per cent of the population in South Sudan does not have access to safe water, according to UNICEF. Dirty water, poor hygiene practices and a lack of sanitation significantly increases the risk of diseases like cholera and acute diarrhoea – the leading cause of death among children in the country. This crisis is compounded […]

Making water truly safe: WASH and the risk of vector-borne diseases in urban settings

The MENTOR Initiative urge immediate action to integrate disease control with water and sanitation, as the UN 2023 Water Conference gets underway today (22 March) to address the global water agenda. Otherwise, many millions of people living in densely populated urban settings are at risk of death and suffering from vector-borne diseases. Richard Allan, MENTOR […]

Improving hygiene and sanitation in South Sudan

Around 70 people completed training in Community-Led Total Led Sanitation (CLTS) in Torit, South Sudan last week as part of an initiative to make the entire country open defecation free by 2030. South Sudan remains one of the countries with the highest rates of open defecation worldwide. The newly equipped trainers will introduce the effective […]

Education for children affected by conflict in northern Mozambique

MENTOR and its partners recently implemented a project to increase access to safe and inclusive learning environments for children affected by the conflict in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique. Called Safe and Inclusive Learning (SAIL) the consortium is led by Save the Children International in partnership with Humanity & Inclusion and Associação Progresso, with funding from ECHO. […]

Communities in South Sudan celebrate Open Defecation Free status

Communities in Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan came together with MENTOR staff and ministry officials in October to celebrate a number of villages being declared Open Defecation Free (ODF). So far 60 communities have been declared ODF, which is achieved after a year since Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) activities were implemented. This initiative is part […]

Constructing handwashing stations in Northern Mozambique

MENTOR is supporting the construction and supply of 1,175 tippy taps across six districts of Cabo Delgado Province (Pemba, Ancuabe, Chiure, Metuge, Montepuez and Mueda) in co-ordination with de Provincial Health Directorate (DPS) and local communities. The new tippy taps will impact more than 297,000 people by providing access to handwashing stations, which reduces the […]

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 […]