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...

Reward for life-saving work

Reward for life-saving work
As well as saving lives, a HeroRAT's main motivation is food! They sniff out global problems in exchange for bananas and peanuts. Image: Xavier Rossi (view small | med | large | orig)

Working for a cause

Working for a cause
Linda and Abu work for APOPO, training HeroRATs at our headquarters in Tanzania. Image: Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP (view small | med | large | orig)

Curbing the spread of TB

Curbing the spread of TB
Our HeroRATs have already increased TB case findings in our partner hospitals by over 40 percent. Image: Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP (view small | med | large | orig)

Meeting a hero

Meeting a hero
A landmine survivor in Mozambique introduces local children to a HeroRAT. Image: Xavier Rossi (view small | med | large | orig)

Sniffing out danger

Sniffing out danger
A trainee HeroRAT locates a hidden landmine. Image: Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP (view small | med | large | orig)
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