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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 and her father Zito

Zito hit 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....

NEWS AND ARTICLES

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APOPO CEO wins the Christoffel Plantin Prize

This year, the prestigious Christoffel Plantin Prize, went to Christophe Cox, APOPO’s CEO. The Christoffel Plantin Prize is an annual…
Global TB Report is out!

Global TB Report is out!

The World Health Organization (WHO)…

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