APOPO vzw

APOPO's mission is to develop detection rats technology to provide solutions for global problems and inspire positive social change. APOPO's vision is to solve pressing humanitarian challenges with detection rats technology. Our core values are: Quality - Demonstrating and promoting high standards in research, design, training and implementation of detection rats technology. Social Transformation - Developing skills, creating jobs, improving socio-economic and environmental conditions, releasing land for development, and combating public health issues. Innovation - Pioneering creative research and innovative solutions within a participatory learning culture. Diversity - Embracing diversity...

HeroRAT trainer Niko with Green Apple

HeroRAT trainer Niko with Green Apple
Photo from Progress Report 'September 2010 Newsletter' (view small | med | large | orig)

Curious kids meet a HeroRAT in Mozambique

Curious kids meet a HeroRAT in Mozambique
Photo from Progress Report 'August 2010 Newsletter' (view small | med | large | orig)

HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis

HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis
Photo from Progress Report 'A Postcard from HeroRATS:Saving African Lives & Curbing TB Spread' (view small | med | large | orig)

Ziko HeroRAT training on the field

Ziko HeroRAT training on the field
Photo from Progress Report 'Landmine and Tuberculosis Detection Update' (view small | med | large | orig)

HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis

HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis
Local communities embrace the use of HeroRATS because they save human lives. Recently, the International Conference for the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) in Africa has endorsed this technology for replication in 11 countries in the region. With HeroRATS, African countries depend less on foreign expertise for detection tasks, gain training and employment, and reclaim their land and lives back. (view small | med | large | orig)
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