We save lives by training animals to rid the world of landmines and tuberculosis

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With your support, we can clear landmines, detect tuberculosis, and save lives. You can donate monthly, yearly, or one single time.

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Join our animal heroes on their life-saving adventures as they use their extraordinary sense of smell to sniff out deadly problems.

THE PROBLEM

Over 60 countries are contaminated with hidden landmines and other explosive remnants of war, that cause tragic accidents and hamper communities from developing their productive land.

Meanwhile, slow and inaccurate detection methods make tuberculosis the world’s most deadly infectious disease. 10 million new people contract TB every year, 3 million go undiagnosed, and 1.8 million die from the disease.

THE SOLUTION

APOPO’s scent detection animals, nicknamed ‘HeroRATs’ and ‘HeroDOGs’, help to rid the world of landmines and tuberculosis – returning safe land back to communities for development, and freeing people from serious illness so they can get back on their feet.

Tanzania – Claudi

Six year old Claudi was very sick but his local clinic couldn’t detect the cause. ...

Angola – Miriam

Zito hits a hidden landmine with his hoe while preparing his land for crops. ...

Tanzania – Hassan

Hassan was very sick with an undiagnosed illness. APOPO retested his sample using rats....

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From minefields to sandy beaches

Finding the right HeroDOG retirement home. From the minefields of South Sudan to the sandy beaches of Mozambique on the…

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