MINE ACTION

MINE ACTION

APOPO has stepped up its war on landmines and continues to develop combined approaches using existing demining technology as well as its innovative Mine Detection Rats (MDRs), leading to more efficient mine action work.

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TUBERCULOSIS DETECTION

TUBERCULOSIS DETECTION

The need for faster TB diagnosis in overpopulated high burden cities is paramount. APOPO is working towards eradicating TB in Sub-Saharan Africa by training locally available rats to evaluate sputum samples more swiftly and efficiently.

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ABOUT APOPO

ABOUT APOPO

APOPO is a social enterprise that researches, develops and implements detection rats technology for humanitarian purposes such as Mine Action and Tuberculosis detection. APOPO is a Belgian NGO, with headquarters in Tanzania and operations in Mozambique, Thailand, Angola and Cambodia.

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Mine action

APOPO’s trained Mine Detection Rats (MDRs) provide a cheap, efficient and effective solution to the global landmine problem. The framework for all of APOPO’s mine action support is to develop and utilize appropriate and efficient land release methodology that will enhance the work of APOPO and potential partner organizations.

Tuberculosis detection

APOPO offers second-line screening to our partner hospitals, which has increased new case detection rates in partner hospitals and DOT centers by over 30 percent. Our detection rats technology meets the seven top priorities required for a diagnostic method, as determined by the TB diagnostic group of the World Health Organization.

About Apopo

Ranked among the world's top NGOs, APOPO aims for social transformation using innovation. While solving pressing humanitarian challenges we assist our communities by developing skills, creating jobs, improving socio-economic and environmental conditions, releasing land for development, and combating public health issues.

APOPO expands to Vietnam and Lao PDR

2014-04-02
APOPO expands to Vietnam and Lao PDR
The German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) has partnered with APOPO to provide funds  for APOPO t...

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World Tuberculosis Day 24 March 2014 - Reach the three million

2014-03-20
World Tuberculosis Day 24 March 2014 - Reach the three million
Every year 9 million people globally are infected with tuberculosis (TB) yet about 3 million of thos...

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International Women's Day - Inspiring Change

2014-03-05
International Women's Day - Inspiring Change
This Saturday is International Women’s Day and APOPO would like to take the opportunity to express...

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