World NTD Day

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are estimated to cause suffering to over 1.7 billion people worldwide. MENTOR is working with its partners to tackle NTDs such as dengue and leishmaniasis, in the challenging context of humanitarian emergencies.

The disease burden is especially high in these settings due to conflict, inaccessibility and populations that are often displaced and vulnerable. This requires an integrated, tailored approach to deliver effective disease control. Innovations in software and technology ensure we can achieve high coverage that protects the most people.

For World NTD Day on 30 January we have created an infographic that shows our work to tackle NTDs in Angola, Mozambique, South Sudan, Syria and Venezuela.

Eddie Bertinato, a community-based health worker from Venezuela, has also created an animation about dengue fever to help raise awareness of the fastest growing vector-borne disease in the world.
Watch it here.

ā€œEddie has created an excellent animation that will be shown to thousands of people to help stop the spread of dengue and keep communities safe. We are grateful to him for creating this valuable resource whilst carrying out important hygiene promotion work in his community.ā€ ā€“ Joana Sa, Programme Manager, The MENTOR Initiative.