Support APOPO's rats in their life-saving missions

 
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Support APOPO's rats in their life-saving missions

Support APOPO's rats in their life-saving missions
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Mother's Day in Mozambique

Mother's Day in Mozambique
Lurdes, a young mother in the Mozambican village of Cuarenta, is thankful for APOPO's mine clearance in the area surrounding her village. Thanks to your help, mothers in previously mine-affected areas can now let their children play without fear. (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Mine detection HeroRAT

Mine detection HeroRAT
African giant pouched rats have an exceptional sense of smell, and are far too light to be at risk of setting off a landmine. Image: Xavier Rossi (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)

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)

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Organization

APOPO vzw

Morogoro, Tanzania, Tanzania, United Republic of
http://www.apopo.org

Project Leader

Paul Delbar

Public Fundraising Manager
Morogoro, Tanzania, United Republic of

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