Supporting organisations to improve global health

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), founded in 1898, was the first institution in the world dedicated to research and teaching in the field of tropical medicine.

 A tool to illustrate country specific progress towards dual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.

It has been reported that up to one third of antimalarials are fake. To find out the true scale of this problem, the ACT Consortium analysed 10,000 samples from malaria endemic countries.

A collaborative platform generating innovative resources and reliable evidence to inform the malaria community on the factors affecting the efficacy of antimalarial medicines.

One of the world’s largest community-based genetics studies, aiming to improve health among people of Pakistani and Bangladeshi heritage in East London by analysing genes of 100,000 people.

3ie's Gap Map aims to provide easy access to the best available evidence on the outcomes of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions and highlight the important gaps in evidence. 

WASH and the Neglected Tropical Diseases: manuals for WASH Implementers to help target, implement, and monitor WASH program impact on the NTDs.

The 3rd FMLM conference will address the key challenges that British healthcare is facing in what's set to be the largest and most important event in the UK for 2015.

The NTD Support Centre's Operational Research Inventory is to share information about the operational research on NTDs that is being carried out by many partners globally.

MESA are providing the community with a dedicated platform to drive an evidence-based approach to global malaria eradication, amongst other things.

IVCC is a not-for-profit public partnership partnership set up to save lives and protect people's health by coming up with new innovative solutions to vector control

A film for What Works to Prevent Violence - A global programme to prevent violence against women and girls funded by UKAID

The Y+ leadership initiative is a virtual platform set up to support young emerging HIV positive leaders

An open-access information resource on the distribution of soil-transmitted helminths, schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis

FMLM was set up to inspire excellence in medical leadership and drive continuous improvement in health and healthcare in the UK.

UKCDS is a group of 14 UK government departments and research funders working to ensure the best science is funded and used to benefit international development

The NTD Modelling Consortium is an initiative that brings modellers together with an interest in contributing to future modelling efforts to inform policy on NTD control.  

A global forum for nongovernmental development organizations working to control onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis, soil transmitted helminths, trachoma, and leprosy.

Phab inspires and supports children and adults with and without disabilities to make more of life together - so why not run or cycle for them today!

Find out more about Manta Ray and why we're passionate about supporting people and organisations who strive to improve global health.

ACTwatch is a multi-country research project designed to fill evidence gaps on malaria diagnostics, antimalarial medicines and fever case management in the private and public sectors.

We have made five films highlighting the work of the Malaria Capacity Development Consortium (MCDC) and each of the African partners involved.

The films we created for Hertford College under the theme of 'Discover Hertford' give prospective students an idea of what they can expect from life at this prestigious Oxford College.

The APO commissions health policy research and hosts policy dialogue events to bring together national policy-makers and international experts to address health systems and policy issues in Asia.

A Prezi created for the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) to show what they do and why. NTDs are not well known diseases, and few people know just how simple the solution is.

A cutting-edge research centre to build the evidence base around the design, implementation and evaluation of NTD control and elimination programmes.

MCDC is supporting able and motivated African scientists undertake high-quality malaria research to enhance the research capacity of their home institutions

Hertford College, University of Oxford, is a community of undergraduates, postgraduates, Fellows and staff located in the heart of Oxford, straight across the road from the Bodleian Library.

Apply for tablets - Established 25 years ago, the Mectizan Donation Program (MDP) is the longest-running, disease-specific, drug donation program of its kind.

ENS is a civil society alliance committed to address statelessness in Europe, where everyone has the right to a Nationality.

BAAG is a unique advocacy and networking agency which aims to support humanitarian and development programmes in Afghanistan, by working closely with civil society groups.

Working to reduce the burden of malaria in disease-endemic countries by discovering, developing and facilitating delivery of new, effective and affordable antimalarial drugs

The HIV Modelling Consortium aims to help improve scientific support for decision making by co-coordinating a wide range of research activities in mathematically modelling the HIV epidemic.

IDEAS aims to improve the health and survival of mothers and babies through generating evidence to inform policy and practice.

Thirty years in and science shows certain methods work to prevent and treat the virus, and yet this has not stopped the spread of HIV. STRIVE investigates the social norms and inequalities driving HIV.

ECLOF International - microfinance for the vulnerable and marginalised

The website provides valuable insight into the major research advances, the sustainable benefits from the extended training programmes and lessons learnt from a programme of this size and scale.

An international research consortium aiming to enhance the resilience and responsiveness of health systems to promote health and health equity and reduce poverty.

The Malaria Centre at LSHTM houses the largest number of malaria researchers, students and support staff in Europe, where emphasis is placed on translating research outcomes into practice.

What matters to us

We value

  • Keeping things simple
  • Happy clients
  • Elegant design
  • Engaging content
  • Usability and user-centred design
  • Social responsibility
  • Helping others improve global health
  • Open source technologies (Drupal)
  • Creative environment for employees

What our clients say

Manta Ray listen to your ideas, add to them, and you end up with a great product which your users like using! Manta Ray add value and are 100% reliable.

Kate Whitfield
Project Manager
Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance

The Manta Ray team that we had the pleasure of working with was professional, highly talented, and enthusiastic. They patiently helped us develop our ideas and dynamically bounced ideas back and forth with us as they took our website vision and translated it into a reality. The result is not only user-friendly, but is better than what we initially imagined! I will undoubtedly return here for website development when the next opportunity arises.

Arianna Means
Research Analyst, Coalition for Operational Research on NTDs
NTD Support Center

The Manta Ray team that we had the pleasure of working with was professional, highly talented, and enthusiastic. They patiently helped us develop our ideas and dynamically bounced ideas back and forth with us as they took our website vision and translated it into a reality. The result is not only user-friendly, but is better than what we initially imagined! I will undoubtedly return here for website development when the next opportunity arises.

Arianna Means
Research Analyst, Coalition for Operational Research on NTDs
NTD Support Center

"For anyone agonising over which web design company to go with then I would not hesitate to strongly recommend Manta Ray Media. Not only was the design work and implementation excellent but their pricing was also very competitive. Their team was impressively engaged, knowledgeable and responsive throughout the process – a pleasure to work with. And positive feedback about the look and user-friendly design of our website keeps coming in from across Europe."

Chris Nash
Coordinator of the European Network on Statelessness
European Network on Statelessness

“Manta Ray Media have been excellent to work with on the development of our website and CRM. MRM understood what our organisation is about and aiming to achieve from the beginning. They've worked closely with us to develop a modern quality website that meets the expectations of our members and stakeholders.”

Kirsten Armit
Faculty Manager
Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management

“Thank you Manta Ray for creating such a beautiful, functional website for the ICTC! We are grateful for your creative gifts, code expertise, and ability to get things done more quickly than we first expected.”

Beth Kurylo
International Trachoma Initiative Communications Manager
International Coalition for Trachoma Control

"Everyone wants to know who made our excellent website and we're happy to enthuse about the great job you did. Most obviously, the site looks stunning - a unique design that reflects our international identity - but visitors also comment on how easy it is to navigate and use. Beginning with our first conversation, you understood what we needed, and we've appreciated your patience, guidance and professionalism along the journey." Many thanks, Annie, Lori and all at STRIVE in Bangalore, Delhi, Johannesburg, London, Mwanza and Washington, DC.

Annie Holmes
Director Research Uptake
Visit the STRIVE website

"I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all the hard work you put into creating the Malaria Centre web site. I have had nothing but good feedback and nice compliments about the site (and now the newsletter) but these should actually all be directed at you guys. It has made a massive difference to the Centre and our sense of identity and hopefully to our long term sustainability. As always it was a pleasure to work with you all and thank you for making it all a very painless, jargon free and even at times, a 'fun' process"

Dalia Iskander
Malaria Centre Co-ordinator
Malaria Centre at LSHTM

"Working with Manta Ray Media (MRM) to develop our website has been excellent. We wanted to create an open-access, global information resource on the distribution of worm infections. MRM straightaway understood our needs and shared our passion to create this open resource. They came up with some great technical solutions to our requirements, and their knowledge of the international health community was particularly helpful. The final product was a website which was visually appealing and very easy to navigate, enabling users to visualise the assembled data and maps."

Simon Brooker | LSHTM
Professor of Epidemiology
Global Atlas of Helminth Infections

"If you want clear thinking, attention to detail, effective tracking of projects, and great guys to work with, then you will want to use Manta Ray. They gave us lots of ideas, they challenged us in important ways, and they are incredible implementers."

Jamie Guth | TDR
Communications Manager

"Deciding to go with Manta Ray Media from among three strong contenders was a wise move - you've only to visit our site to see why. Working with the small MRM team has been fun - they are creative and super-competent, patient listeners and swift implementers. And to top it all, they deliver on time!"

Jaya Banerji | MMV
Director Advocacy and Communications

"From the onset Manta Ray understood our organizations unique requirements and translated these into a well-designed web solution, delivering phased improvements while staying within our budget."

Trisha Codyre | TDR
Web editor

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We make

  • Websites
  • Communities
  • Application & grant systems
  • Identities
  • Intranets
  • E-learning
  • Science content
  • Document management systems
  • Educational animations