HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis

Oct 5, 2009

Please VOTE TODAY! Help HeroRATs win Google’s Race to Save the World!

Dear Friend,

I need your help today to vote for the HeroRATs in Google’s Project 10100 by October 8th and help us win Google’s Race to Save the World together!

Exciting news: out of 154,000 organizations Google has selected APOPO’s HeroRATs as one of only 67 finalists in their 10100 Project to save the world! We need your vote to win this competition. Please VOTE TODAY for landmine removal and HeroRAT could win millions in support!

Winning this competition would dramatically increase the scope of our work and the number of lives we touch. We have proven our ability to more cost-effectively clear landmines and detect TB than any other available technology. In Mozambique our work has returned land to 1,074 families and helped heal numerous communities scarred by war. In Tanzania, our HeroRATs have increased TB detection rates in four urban hospitals by 31%, and prevented 8,655 healthy people from contracting TB!

Your vote could make the difference! It's rare in todays world of large-scale challenges, we have the opportunity to affect real change from our computers. We actually have that chance this week. We have the technology and potential to change the world and I hope you will help by VOTING HERE today for landmine removal!

I deeply appreciate your support and enthusiasm for our HeroRATs!

With heartfelt thanks,

Bart Weetjens Founder of APOPO

P.S. We will need all the votes we can get! Please share this incredible opportunity with all your friends! Check it out at www.Project10tothe100.com/vote!



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Morogoro, Tanzania, Tanzania, United Republic of

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Sokoine University, Morogoro Tanzania, United Republic of

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