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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...

Sniffing out danger

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

Rat and trainer

Rat and trainer
Photo from Progress Report 'HeroRAT Newsletter - September 2011' (view small | med | large | orig)

Selemani and Abdullah

Selemani and Abdullah
Photo from Progress Report 'HeroRAT Newsletter - August 2011' (view small | med | large | orig)

HeroRAT socialization

HeroRAT socialization
Socialization is the first important step in a HeroRAT's life-saving journey. Fidelis, a trainer at APOPO's TB Detection Center, introduces his young heroes-in-training to the human world around them, by taking them for a ride in his bicycle basket! (view small | med | large | orig)

Full cheeks Friday

Full cheeks Friday
Our African giant pouched rats work-for-food during the week, but by the weekend they deserve a treat...on Friday afternoons APOPO's rats enjoy a feast fit for heroes, filling their cheek pouches to the brim! (view small | med | large | orig)
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