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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...

A nose knows

A nose knows
Showing off our most important asset. Image: Brian Johnson (view small | med | large | orig)

MDR in Mozambique minefields

MDR in Mozambique minefields
One of APOPO's accredited Mine Detection Rats working in the Gaza Province of Mozambique. Image: Eric Nathan (view small | med | large | orig)

Speeding up detection services

Speeding up detection services
A fully trained HeroRAT can increase the efficiency of humanitarian detection programs, reducing time and costs involved. Image: Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP (view small | med | large | orig)

TB detection by rats

TB detection by rats
Each week, APOPO's trained tuberculosis detection rats identify on average 5-10 new TB-positive patients, missed by microscopy. Image: Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP (view small | med | large | orig)

Sociable creatures

Sociable creatures
HeroRATs are socialized from an early age, so they become familiar with humans and the environment in which they work. Image: Alvaro Laiz & David Rengel (view small | med | large | orig)
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