In September, 2021, the team behind the PBS documentary “The Visionaries” visited Maban, South Sudan with the support of The MENTOR Initiative to cover the story of MENTOR’s decade of work in the country, providing host communities and IDPs/refugees with support against the problems of malaria and vector-borne diseases.
The Visionaries team spent 3 days in Maban, South Sudan visiting the refugee camps and learning how The Mentor Initiative saves lives through tropical disease control and stays to help people recover from crisis with dignity, working side-by-side with communities, health workers and health authorities to leave a lasting impact. During the rainy season the refugee camps get flooded and become breeding grounds for many tropical diseases.
Watch the documentary in full below:
The MENTOR Initiative is deeply grateful for the partnership and support of national and local country partners; the US Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration; USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance; USAID Presidential Malaria Initiative; USAID Global Health; UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office/UKAID; UNICEF, UNHCR, and UNOCHA; World Health Organisation; End Fund; Grand Challenges Canada; UN Foundation; E8 (Elimination Eight Initiative); SC Johnson; Vestergaard; Bayer CropScience Ltd; Sumitomo … and the many other wonderful public and private sector organisations and individuals who make our work possible.