HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis

 
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis posted a progress report
    Rats saved William's life
    By - APOPO HeroRATs - Project Leader
    The HeroRATs have found over 5,500 TB-positive patients originally misdiagnosed by local hospitals in Tanzania and Mozambique.  Here is one of one their stories, William M. "I am William. I contracted TB but it was not diagnosed until tested by Apopo HeroRATs.  I work hard at a dairy to pay for my kids' school...
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis posted a progress report
    Happy New Year from the HeroRATs!
    By - Chris Hines - Development Manager
    Dear APOPO Supporters, As a donor to APOPO and GlobalGiving, we want to thank you for your support and wish you a very Happy New Year and all the best wishes in 2014!   A quick program update on APOPO’s performance: the HeroRATs and their human colleagues continue to work hard everyday, clearing over 8 million...
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis has received 52 donations
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis posted a progress report
    You're invited to the HeroRAT Housewarming!
    By - Jessica Silber - Communications Coordinator
    Greetings friends, Since 2008, APOPO’s HeroRATs have been a part of the GlobalGiving community. We’ve shared our triumphs, challenges, and achievements; we’ve celebrated Bonus Days, Father’s Days, and the holidays. We've been truly honored to have your help along the way. And now, we’re very...
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis has been marked as funded. They raised a total of $248,866 from an original funding goal of $250,000!
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis posted a progress report
    HeroRAT Newsletter - September 2011
    By - Jessica Silber - Communications Coordinator
    Curbing the spread of TB, one sniff at a time Our Tuberculosis (TB) Detection Program, based in Tanzania, continues to slow the spread of TB thanks to the efforts of our human and rat staff. Our HeroRATs’ effectiveness in rapidly screening large populations is undeniable – in the month of August alone, our rats...
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis posted a progress report
    HeroRAT Newsletter - August 2011
    By - Jessica Silber - Communications Coordinator
    2.6 million meters cleared & counting!  APOPO’s Mine Action team in Mozambique has ensured the safe return of over 2.6 million square meters of land to date. With the ongoing clearance and release of safe land, a sense of freedom is given back to communities affected by the landmine problem. Families can...
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis posted a progress report
    HeroRAT Newsletter - July 2011
    By - Jessica Silber - Communications Coordinator
    TB Detection Program progress   Our Tuberculosis Detection Center here in Tanzania continues to make great progress – proving that our HeroRATs’ skill at saving lives is nothing to sniff at. Last month, our rats discovered 42 new TB-positive patients who had been incorrectly identified...
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis has made updates to their project page.
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis has made updates to their project page.
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis posted a progress report
    HeroRAT Newsletter - June 2011
    By - Jessica Silber - Communications Coordinator
      Launch of our new website The HeroRATs have a new home online! We recently merged our two websites (APOPO.org and HeroRAT.org) to become one because APOPO trains HeroRATs to save lives. We are one team, working together to inspire positive social change – so we belong together on one...
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    HeroRAT Newsletter - May 2011
    By - Felicia Byrne - Communications Coordinator
    Give a rat. Help save lives. Looking for a unique gift for your dad this Father’s Day? Support our HeroRAT project on GlobalGiving, or give a rat and help save lives! Make your contribution in honor of your father, and watch as his face lights up when he realizes that together, you've helped provide banana...
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis posted a progress report
    Get your Dad's Day gift this GG Bonus Day help HeroRATs even more!
    By - Felicia Byrne - Communications Coordinator
    Get your Dad's Day gift this GG Bonus Day – June 15, 2011 Get your Father's Day shopping done early and help APOPO and our HeroRATs!  Make your donation in your dad's honor on June 15th  and your online donations to the HeroRAT project will be matched by GlobalGiving at 30%.  That’s more...
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis posted a progress report
    HeroRAT Newsletter - March/April 2011
    By - Felicia Byrne - Communications Coordinator
    Mozambique Mine Action results in 2011 APOPO and the HeroRAT team in Mozambique are off to a great start for 2011! So far, we’ve cleared over 239,859 square meters of land. In doing so, we’ve found and destroyed: 282 landmines, 78 unexploded ordnances, and 1,763 small arms and...
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis has received 998 donations
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis posted a progress report
    Help HeroRATs on GlobalGiving Bonus Day – March 16
    By - Felicia Byrne - Communications Coordinator
    Help HeroRATs on GlobalGiving Bonus Day – March 16, 2011 On March 16, your online donations to the HeroRAT project will be matched by GlobalGiving at 30%.  That’s more bananas for your buck!  These extra funds mean... More young HeroRATs can be trained to sniff out global problems. More...
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis posted a progress report
    HeroRAT Newsletter - February 2011
    By - Felicia Byrne - Communications Coordinator
    Strategic Planning Week 2011 This month, HeroRAT headquarters in Morogoro, Tanzania, hosted APOPO’s annual Strategic Planning Week.  Every year, APOPO’s management team gathers to assess APOPO’s strengths and opportunities, plan for the years ahead, and identify areas for...
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    HeroRAT Newsletter - January 2011
    By - Felicia Byrne - Communications Coordinator
    A Hero-Sized WELCOME and THANK YOU The HeroRAT team warmly welcomes all of our new found friends and supporters who came on-board throughout 2010.  We are lucky to have an ever-expanding community of amazing individuals who are as committed and passionate as we are about the life-saving work of our HeroRATs.  We...
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis posted a progress report
    December 2010 Newsletter
    By - Hannah Ford - Communications Manager
    Holiday greetings from the HeroRAT team! On behalf of all of us at HeroRAT headquarters, we wanted to extend a huge hero-sized thanks to you for following our life-saving work throughout 2010.  We’re so grateful for your ongoing support and appreciation for our heroes.  It has been a productive year, and...
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    HeroRATs for the Holidays!
    By - Hannah Ford - Communications Manager
    Looking for a unique and inspiring alternative gift this holiday season?    A contribution to our HeroRATs project on GlobalGiving will support us greatly in our efforts to save lives and limbs by sniffing out more landmines and tuberculosis in communities in need. Make your contribution in honor of someone...
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis posted a progress report
    November 2010 Newsletter
    By - Hannah Ford - Communications Manager
    Mine action milestone: 2 million square meters cleared!  APOPO’s HeroRAT Mine Action Team passed an important milestone this month, in our efforts to rid Mozambique of its landmine legacy: over two million square meters of land have now been returned to the local population in Mozambique!  In...
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis posted a progress report
    October 2010 Newsletter
    By - Felicia Byrne - Communications Coordinator
    Latest results from the field and TB lab      It has been a productive year for APOPO’s HeroRAT teams so far.  Our Mine Action team in Mozambique continues to reduce the impact of landmines in the Gaza Province.  Since the start of our operations, we have helped to...
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis posted a progress report
    August 2010 Newsletter
    By - Hannah Ford - Communications Manager
    Latest results from the lab and field To date, our tuberculosis (TB) detection HeroRATs have identified more than 1,438 people with TB that were originally missed by microscopy in the hospitals! Samples from these patients were reconfirmed under microscopy by APOPO’s laboratory technicians, and the hospitals were...
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      Mari LOVE the photo. And Steve Toben is a great guy.
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    September 2010 Newsletter
    By - Hannah Ford - Communications Manager
    HeroRATs making headlines: CNN World & Inside Africa On 8 September, our HeroRATs were on display on computer screens around the world, when Eliott C. McLaughlin’s article ‘Giant rats put noses to work on Africa’s landmine epidemic’ was published online and became the lead story on the CNN...
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis posted a progress report
    June-July 2010 Newsletter
    By - Hannah Ford - Communications Manager
    Greetings from Tanzania, and welcome to this double edition of the HeroRAT e-newsletter for June-July! As always, it has been a very eventful couple of months – here’s the rundown of some of our HeroRAT happenings… HeroRATs over neckties for Father’s Day! ‘It’s a rare dad who would choose a store-bought...
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    Thanks you for your support of APOPO and Happy Father's Day!
    By - Courtney Baggett - Communications Manager
    Dear friends, Thanks to Nicholas Kristof's thoughtful NY Times column on honoring dads through supporting charity instead of commercialism, we have received an overwhelming number of donations, emails, and overall support for our HeroRATs' work. In the past three days, through Global Giving alone, we have received 2,969...
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    May 2010 Newsletter
    By - Courtney Baggett - Communications Manager
    Welcome to the May edition of the HeroRATs e-newsletter! This month, we feature some exciting events: another great Skoll World Forum event, brainstorming with changemakers; new pups in our breeding department; a big HeroRAT adventure to WEF Africa, and a hands-on demonstration for the Young Global Leaders; and a moment...
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis posted a progress report
    April 2010 Newsletter
    By - Courtney Baggett - Communications Manager
    Greetings friends, The month of April kicked off to a great start with International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action and World Rat Day, both taking place simultaneously on Sunday 4 April. Here’s all the latest news in communications from HeroRATs Headquarters… A brand new HeroRAT website ...
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    March 2010 Newsletter
    By - Courtney Baggett - Communications Manager
    Dear friends and supporters, Greetings from Tanzania, where the rainy season is almost upon us! Hopefully this update finds you well in your part of the world. This week, check out the HeroRATs in action on BBC World News series Alvin’s Guide to Good Business, airing March 6 and 7. APOPO reached an exciting...
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis has received 4208 donations
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis posted a progress report
    HeroRATs documentary on BBC World News March 6 & 7
    By - Courtney Baggett - Communications Manager
    APOPO’s work to clear dangerous landmine affected areas in Mozambique and provide a second-line screening tool for TB in vulnerable populations in Tanzania is the subject of the latest documentary in Alvin Hall’s series about social entrepreneurs. The new series, Alvin’s Guide to Good Business, looks at how social...
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis posted a progress report
    December 2009 Newsletter
    By - Kara - Communications Coodinator
    - Philippson Family Foundation visits APOPO Headquarters in Tanzania - Surprise your friends and family with a HeroRAT for the Holidays! - UK Supporters could help APOPO win a prize of £1000 this December! - Endeavor Explorers Scout Troop supports HeroRATs as chosen charity - Meet our Lab Technician, Solomon...
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      Kevin Conroy Thanks for the update!
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis posted a progress report
    October 2009 Newsletter
    By - Kara for the HeroRAT team - Comunications Coordinator
    - Thank you for your support in Google’s Race to Save the World! - APOPO granted HIV clearance to study relationship with TB - Interview with Field Manager Mark Shukuru - Founder Bart Weetjens speaker at Lisbon Forum on Social Entrepreneurship - Twelve new HeroRATS! Reflections on our breeding program - Support...
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    Please VOTE TODAY! Help HeroRATs win Google’s Race to Save the World!
    By - Kara - Communications Coordinator
    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...
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    September 2009 Newsletter
    By - Kara Schnoes - for the HeroRAT team
    - APOPO clears land in Mozambique, giving village of 10,000 access to electricity - Professor Alan Poling joins the APOPO team - APOPO showcases HeroRAT’s ability at Nane-Nane public agricultural fairs - Meet the Board: Josse Van Steinbergen - Special thanks to APOPO TB project volunteer: Wit Davis - Welcome to new...
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis posted a progress report
    A Postcard from HeroRATS:Saving African Lives & Curbing TB Spread
    By - Alexis Nadin - Visitor
    Alexis Nadin is a student at American University and former intern at GlobalGiving. This summer, she is travelling through Africa and visiting a number of GlobalGiving projects. Alexis visited this project on June 8, 2009. She writes: “Hi, my name’s Rosie, I’m a HeroRAT. They tell me I’m saving lives by...
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis posted a progress report
    Landmine and Tuberculosis Detection Update
    By - Courtney Baggett - Director of HeroRAT program
    We hope this update finds you all well! Our HeroRATS our continuing their important life-saving work or sniffing our landmines and Tuberculosis! In landmine detection, the HeroRATS have been busy working as usual—training, breeding, and demining in Mozambique. Since January 2009, our HeroRATS have already cleared...
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis has received 237 donations
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis posted a progress report
    Landmine and Tuberculosis Detection Update
    By - Courtney Baggett - Director of HeroRAT program
    We hope this update finds you all well! Here at APOPO we are enjoying a year full of new beginnings and look forward to conquering new challenges and creating new solutions in Tanzania and Mozambique. In landmine detection, the HeroRATS have been busy working as usual—training, breeding, and demining in Mozambique. 11...
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      jappletonclark this appears to be a worthwhile project and it needs much wider publicity. so I'm glad to see it's progressing.
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    Update on HeroRATS detecting Tuberculosis
    By - Courtney Baggett - APOPO HeroRAT Coordinator
    Warm regards from APOPO! We hope this finds you well. We have just passed our halfway point in the validation study we are doing with the TB HeroRATS and wanted to fill you in on the results. As many of you know, our HeroRATS are currently acting as a second opinion for Tuberculosis suspected patients at 4 of the...
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis has received 8 donations
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  • HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Organization

APOPO vzw

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

Project Leader

Paul Delbar

Public Fundraising Manager
Sokoine University, Morogoro Tanzania, United Republic of

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